Quotes by obscurity
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British writer and poet 1840-1928
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
American cartoonist 1894-1961
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
French Emperor 1769-1821
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
English writer 1894-1963
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
It was an elevating, transforming vision: a new, fresh, vigorous, and above all morally regenerate people rising from the obscurity to defend the battlements of liberty and then in triumph standing forth, heartening and sustaining the cause of freedom everywhere.Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. V, TRANSFORMATION, p. 160
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
British historian 1737-1794
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
Obscurantism is the academic theorist's revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity - a way of proclaiming one's superiority in the face of one's diminished influence.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living.
Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
Obscurity brings safety.
French philosopher 1715-1747
Obscurity is the realm of error.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-1929
The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them.
American Mormon Leader 1801-1877
The Lord chose Joseph Smith, called upon him at fourteen years of age, gave him vision, and led him along, guided and directed him in his obscurity.Source: First Vision Journal of Discourses 8:354. (March 3, 1861)
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