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Hindu scripture in Sanskrit+1
Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-19360
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.
The past is a palimpsest. Early memories are always obscured by accumulations of later knowledge.Source: The Regeneration Trilogy (1996)