Blindness Proverbs

By | May 6, 2017

Sayings about Blindness & The Blind

There is no blindness but the blindness of the heart. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

If you go to sleep with the blind, you’ll wake up squinting. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

If you are travelling in the blind man’s country close one eye. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Among the blind, the squint rules. ~ Hindu Proverb

A light is still a light — even though the blind man cannot see it. ~ Austrian Proverbs

The blind say that eyes have no sense of smell. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Self-love is blind. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Who is blind, dumb and deaf will live a peaceful life of a hundred years. ~ Sicilian Proverb

Love is one-eyed, hate is blind. ~ Danish Proverbs

Mothers-in-law are fine so long as they are deaf and blind. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

If a blind man says, “Let’s throw stones,” be assured that he has stepped on one. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ~ Traditional Proverb

A blind man needs no looking glass. ~ Scottish Proverbs

Death is blind. ~ Swahili Proverb

The one-eyed man thanks God only when he sees a man blind in both eyes. ~ Nigerian Proverb

One blind man followed the other and they both fell into the ditch. ~ Georgian Proverb

The rich become deaf and the mighty blind. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Mirrors were not made for the blind. ~ Spanish Proverbs

It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view. ~ Indian Proverbs

The eyes are of little use if the mind be blind. ~ Arabian Proverb

When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow. ~ French Proverb

Meanness looks through one eye only, ambition is blind. ~ Russian Proverbs

He has the greatest blind side who thinks he has none. ~ Dutch Proverb

When a blind man carries the lame man, both go forward. ~ Swedish Proverb

If the dog leads the man, the man is blind. If the man leads the dog, the man is married. ~ Chinese Proverb

Those that rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind. ~ German Proverb

A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet. ~ German Proverb

In the company of the blind, close your eyes. ~ Turkish Proverb

Blind eyes see better than blind hearts. ~ Arabian Proverb

A blind chicken will often find an ear of corn. ~ Austrian Proverb

There’s none so blind as those who will not see. ~ German Proverb

Blind men have no need to walk. ~ Indian Proverb

None so blind as those who won’t see. ~ Traditional Proverb

In a good family the husband is deaf and the wife blind. ~ French Proverb

Love is blind — but not the neighbors. ~ Mexican Proverb

Among the blind the one eyed is king. ~ Traditional Proverb

Love makes a man both blind and deaf. ~ Arabian Proverb

He who loves thinks that the others are blind; the others think that he is crazy. ~ Arabian Proverb

When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow. ~ French Proverb

It’s not the beauty of a woman that blinds the man, the man blinds himself. ~ Chinese Proverb

Never whisper to the deaf or wink at the blind. ~ Slovenian Proverb

Love is blind, so you have to feel your way. ~ Brazilian Proverb

Bravery without foresight is like a blind horse. ~ Iranian Proverb

Better a blind horse than an empty halter. ~ Dutch Proverb

It is not for the blind to give an opinion on colors. ~ Italian Proverb

A cross-eyed Tsar, one-eyed ministers, blind subjects. ~ Russian Proverb

The lame man laughs at the blind. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

If you open the eyes of a blind man he wants to go back to the darkness. ~ Berber Proverb

For whom does the blind man’s wife paint herself? ~ English Proverb

The man with no patience waits for daylight, and when it comes he’ll be blind. ~ Arabian Proverb

A blind man sat behind a pile of stones and thought that nobody could see him. ~ Indian Proverb

What does the blind man know of the beauty of the tulip? ~ Indian Proverb

A deaf husband and a blind wife will always make a happy couple. ~ Danish Proverb

To know that candles are expensive is of no value to the blind man. ~ Russian Proverb

A blind cat catches only a dead rat. ~ Chinese Proverb

A deaf man heard how a mute told that a blind man has seen how a cripple walked. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Who is blind? He who can see no other world. ~ Indian Proverb

Lovers always think that other people are blind. ~ Spanish Proverb

The blind cannot see — the proud will not. ~ Russian Proverb

Loving with the eyes only, has blinded a lot of fools. ~ French Proverb

To sing to the deaf, to talk with the dumb, and to dance for the blind are three foolish things. ~ Indian Proverb

A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind. ~ Iranian Proverb

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse. ~ Scottish Proverb

Love is blind and thinks that others don’t see either. ~ Danish Proverb

Better cross-eyed than blind. ~ Indian Proverb

Give a blind man eyes and he will ask for eyebrows. ~ Georgian Proverb

The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it. ~ Danish Proverb

If you enter the city of the blind, cover your eyes. ~ Iranian Proverb

An obscure style is a blind mirror. ~ Chinese Proverb

Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see? ~ English Proverb

The longer the blind live, the more they see. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Beware of the front of a bull, the back of a horse and both sides of a blind man. ~ Georgian Proverb

The eye is blind if the mind is absent. ~ Italian Proverb

Nothing is so reckless as a blind horse. ~ Greek Proverb

The blind person is not afraid of ghosts. ~ Myanmar Proverb

He who knows nothing is as blind as him who cannot see. ~ Spanish Proverb

Saying about Blindness

Quotations about Blindness

But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind? ~ Thomas Hood

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness. ~ William Watson

We are blind and live our blind lives out in blindness. ~ William Carlos Williams

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see. ~ Jonathan Swift

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

Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love. ~ Thomas Fuller

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness. ~ Margaret Atwood

It’s sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. ~ Author Unknown

If it is an extraordinary blindness to live without investigating what we are, it is a terrible one to live an evil life, while believing in God. ~ Blaise Pascal

Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. ~ Ralph Ellison

He does not weep who does not see. ~ Victor Hugo

What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. ~ Bible

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self. ~ Helen Keller

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. ~ John Milton

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn’t there. ~ Thomas Hardy

Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things. ~ Stevie Wonder

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision. ~ Stevie Wonder

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn’t there. ~ L. Ron Hubbard

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness. ~ Helen Keller

The blindness of men is the most dangerous effect of their pride; it seems to nourish and augment it; it deprives them of knowledge of remedies which can solace their miseries and can cure their faults. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King. ~ Michael Apostolius

Their blindness and arrogance are as solid as an iron mountain. ~ Martin Luther

I have only one eye,–I have a right to be blind sometimes . . . I really do not see the signal! ~ Lord Horatio Nelson

None so blind as those that will not see. ~ Matthew Henry

Suggested reading: Visual impairment from Wikipedia

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