Quotes of Disguise

“ Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream. ”

- W. S. Gilbert

“ There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might not see. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken. ”

- George MacDonald

“ Success covers a multitude of blunders. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits. ”

- Antonio Machado

“ One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats — and one always secretes too much jelly. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their cliches. ”

- Eugene Ionesco

“ Look wise; say nothing and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. ”

- William Osler

“ Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. ”

- George William Russell

“ Behind a frowning Providence He hides a smiling face. ”

- William Cowper

“ Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. ”

- Margaret Atwood

“ The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise. ”

- George Santayana

“ Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. ”

- Frank Dane

“ Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides:Who cover faults, at last shame them derides. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals. ”

- Karen Elizabeth Gordon

“ There never was a mask so gay, but some tears where shed behind it. ”

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“ Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ There is no disguise which can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself. You can escape into a character. ”

- John Candy

“ There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist - the taxidermist leaves the hide. ”

- Mortimer Caplin

“ To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings. ”

- Cardinal De Richelieu

“ Today is a king in disguise. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well, you do not stand in one place. ”

- Chinua Achebe

“ He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything. ”

- Marquis de Vauvenargues

“ Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun. ”

- Jalaluddin Rumi

“ It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. ”

- Arnold H. Glasgow
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