Quotes by obscurity

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  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    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.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    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
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    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.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
  • David Lehman
    David Lehman
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    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.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Obscurity brings safety.
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
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    Obscurity is the realm of error.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    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.
  • Brigham Young
    Brigham Young
    American Mormon Leader 1801-1877
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    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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