Blind Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old blind quotes, blind sayings, and blind proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The blind willingness to sacrifice people to truth, however, has always been the danger of an ethics abstracted from life. Carol Gilligan
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind. Iranian
The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for; they must learn to make thir lives useful to the community. Julia Ward Howe
You can't force someone to see the truth, just like you can't force a blind man to see. Marilyn Manson
A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form. Sol Lewitt
Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are. Rajneesh
So blind is the curiosity by which mortals are possessed, that they often conduct their minds along unexplored routes, having no reason to hope for success, but merely being willing to risk the experiment of finding whether the truth they seek lies there. Rene Descartes
Blind people can stay up longer than someone with eyes. Karl Pilkington
If the blind put their hands in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose. Helen Keller
We're blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We're not designed to know how little we know. Daniel Kahneman
Blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn't even know he's locked up. David Foster
Man is blind by its own thoughts. Thought is the product of the past and with that past he looks. Alexandre Branco Martins
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Helen Keller
Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the sidelines is itself opression. Harun Yahya
The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too. Samuel Beckett
A totally blind process can by definition lead to anything; it can even lead to vision itself. Jacques Monod
Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed. Bruce Springsteen
Being blind is as simple as closing your eyes. The blind don't act any different than you or I. You never see a blind person going around saying, I'm blind. So if you want to play blind just close your eyes and keep them closed and fare thee well. Morgan Freeman
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton
Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein
It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view. Sabrina Jeffries
Eyes that are blind have no way to tell the loveliness of faces and features; eyes with no pupils have no way to tell the beauty of colored and embroidered silks. Zhuangzi
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things. Isaac Newton
Blind is not the situation when people cannot see others but when people fail to feel or sense the existence of others. Millie
Man is a blind, witless, low brow, anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth. Ian McHarg
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. Rumi
Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see nothing. Helen Keller
We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness. Daniel Kahneman
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle. Paulo Coelho
Blind eyes can perceive more than an ignorant mind. Faisal Khosa
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide. Samuel Butler
If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it. Criss Jami
The same men who are blind and deaf to feminism are acutely sensitive to what threatens their dominance and privilege. Marilyn French
But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Blind belief can be comforting, but it can easily cripple reason and productivity, and stop intellectual progress. James Randi
A blind man can see what she feels for you and you for her. Your souls are not merely entwined; they are fused. Melina Marchetta
Information and ignorance are like light and darkness. When light comes into your room, darkness must fly away. When information rules your mind, ignorance finds its way out! Israelmore Ayivor
Who is so deaf or so blind as is he that willfully will neither hear nor see? John Heywood
I know and see too well, when not voluntarily blind, the speedy limits of persons called high and worthy. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing. The Holy Bible (Isaiah 35:5-6)
They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. The Holy Bible (Matthew 15:14)
Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. The Holy Bible (John 9:25)
Each had but known one part, and no man all; / Hence into deadly error each did fall. / No way to know the All man’s heart can find: / Can knowledge e’er accompany the blind? Sana'i
Does it matter?—losing your sight?... / There's such splendid work for the blind; / And people will always be kind, / As you sit on the terrace remembering / And turning your face to the light. Siegfried Sassoon
And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost as much as to see myself go into my grave—for which, and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me! Samuel Pepys
I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, and forbore, / And bade me creep past Robert Browning
Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind. Vyasa
What though the spicy breezes / Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; / Though every prospect pleases, / And only man is vile: / In vain with lavish kindness / The gifts of God are strown; / The heathen in his blindness / Bows down to wood and stone. Reginald Heber
You see, but you do not observe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
You see, but you do not observe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Is this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee: / I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. / Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight? or art thou but / A dagger of the mind, a false creation, / Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? William Shakespeare
The question is not what you look at—but how you look and whether you see. Henry David Thoreau
In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus
When I consider how my light is spent, / E're half my days, in this dark world and wide, / And that one talent which is death to hide / Lodged with me useless. John Milton
They who have put out the people's eyes, reproach them of their blindness. John Milton
I have only one eye,—I have a right to be blind sometimes…I really do not see the signal! Horatio Nelson
To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him—two. Norman Douglas
It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon. John Lyly
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. Publilius Syrus
A blind man in a dark room — looking for a black hat which isn't there. Lord Bowen
If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Our safety is not in blindness, but in facing our danger. J. C. F. von Schiller
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see. Julius Caesar
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. Stevie Wonder
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue. Jewish Proverb
When my friends lack an eye, I look at them in profile. Joseph Joubert
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
To a certain extent. a little blindness is necessary when you undertake a risk. Bill Gates
I have such poor vision I can date anybody. Garry Shandling
Better squinting than blind. Dutch Proverb
Don't you talk about God! You have any idea how it feels to go blind and still be afraid of the dark? And every day, you stand and pray just for a little light, and you don't get nothing. Cause God don't listen to people like me. Ray Charles
They say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die. And it's true, even for a blind man. Daredevil
Look, I don't care if you're green or blue like a carrot! For me the word color doesn't mean anything. I feel colors... but you'd never understand that! Blind Woman
The only thing more terrifying than blindness is being the only one who can see. Doctor's Wife
You're darn right you're blind. I'm standing right here for you and you don't even look. Amy Benic
Darkness makes no difference to a blind man. Zatoichi
Blind people don't look the same. That play of expression isn't there. You know, when you're born blind, you don't have anyone to model yourself after. When you lose your sight, you tend to forget what you're supposed to look like. Fay Conners
That we, who see by sense of touch / And taste and hearing, see things you / May never look upon; and true / Is it that even in the scent / Of blossoms we find something meant / No eyes have in their faces read, / Or wept to see interpreted. James Whitcomb Riley
And you might think it strange if now / I told you you were smiling. How / Do I know that? I hold your hand-- / Its language I can understand-- James Whitcomb Riley
Blind from my birth, / Where flowers are springing / I sit on earth / All dark. Christina Georgina Rossetti
A red-roofed house is shining to the skies; / A house red-roofed and brilliant in the wind: / A house of colour filled with wandering eyes; / And all the eyes are blind. Leon Gellert
Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes / That they behold and see not what they see? / They know what beauty is, see where it lies, / Yet what the best is, take the worst to be. William Shakespeare
Within a corner of this windowed room / He sits, and seldom speaks, and seldom moves. / Forever left within eternal gloom, / He thinks of those he left, and those he loves. Leon Gellert
I'm a blind man, I'm a blind man and my world is pale / When a blind man cries, Lord, you know there ain't no sadder tale Ian Gillan; Ian Paice; Jon Lord; Ritchie Blackmore; Roger Glover
Please don't pass me by, / oh please don't pass me by, / for I am blind, but you can see, / well, I've been blinded totally, Leonard Cohen
Blind eyes are weak, blind eyes are cruel / Look out for number one, survival's the rule / Look straight ahead on a one-way street / Let sleeping dogs lie, just turn a blind eye John Farnham; David Hirschfelder; Raymond Donald Chapman