Quotes of Deaf

“ The pain of dispute exceeds, by much, its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf, and when people are deaf I am dumb. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ I do prefer "stone deaf"; stones may be mute, but they are warm in the sun, they feel something in the palm. It is a piece of the earth, attached to God. I do not know what the pedants mean when they write "profoundly deaf" to describe the person who has never heard a sound… ”

- Ruth Sidransky

“ A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf. ”

- Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

“ Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Never tell your story to a deaf man. ”

- Unknown

“ The will is deaf and hears no heedful friends. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us. ”

- Chinua Achebe

“ None so deaf as he who will not hear. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here. ”

- Bob Riley

“ If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency. ”

- James Webb

“ Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The Lord listens to the pryers of those who ask to be able to forget hatred, but is deaf to those who want to flee love. ”

- Paulo Coelho

“ Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? ”

- Frank Herbert

“ A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf. ”

- Thomas B. Brooks

“ Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf. ”

- Sir William Osler

“ Heaven is never deaf but when man's heart is dumb. ”

- Francis Quarles

“ If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. ”

- John Christian Bovee

“ Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see. ”

- Unknown

“ Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why — but the editorialists forget it — terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking. ”

- John Berger

“ We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voice; and dead to its death. And not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys will we become what Christianity is striving to make us. ”

- Herman Melville

“ Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears. ”

- Albert Bandura

“ I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U… ”

- Eduardo Galeano
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