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Disguised Quotes

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Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

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Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
- Juvenal

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville,
Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully
disguised to myself as a child.
- James Agee

You hate someone whom you really wish to love,
but whom you cannot love.
Perhaps he himself prevents you.
That is a disguised form of love.
- Sri Chinmoy

 

The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.
- Herbert Prochnow

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never
more than an animal disguised as a god.
- Francis Picabia

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly
disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

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All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue
is but disguised selfishness.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
- Bertrand Russell

Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short
story collections at all;
they bring them out in paperback,
often disguised as novels.
- John Sladek

Baseball is a game, yes.
It is also a business.
But what is most truly is is disguised combat.
For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace,
baseball is violence under wraps.
- Willie Mays

Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
- Ambrose Bierce

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune,
or temporary defeat.
- Napoleon Hill

Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very
heavily disguised as Chaos.
- Joyce Grenfell

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure;
seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised,
or a little mistaken.
- Jane Austen

We're animals.
We're born like every other mammal and we live our
whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
- Barbara Kingsolver

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities -
brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
- John W. Gardner

Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist,
but disguised as a market researcher,
he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
- Marshall McLuhan

It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out
between the North and the South.
- Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace:
but the peace,
which they would effect, is superficial,
false, and temporary.
- Gerrit Smith

But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries,
when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without
suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's
sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency.
What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
- John Grierson

Freud has shown one thing very clearly:
that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious;
and that the problems of this difficult period find
their solution under a disguised form in adult life.
- Herbert Read

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sometimes I go out disguised, but people still recognize me,
so I find there is no point in even trying.
It would be nice to get away from it,
from time to time, but the fact is, there is no place
on earth where I can go unrecognized.
- Jonathan Davis

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
- Mother Teresa

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise,
to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
- Charles Lamb

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise,
Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
- James Russell Lowell

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise.
- Leonard Maltin

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise,
it's just you.
- Doug Coupland

I beg of you...
never assume an inner or an outer pose,
never a disguise.
- Gustav Mahler

We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate
that our slowness in keeping up with our North American
neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.
- Alex Campbell

Naked is the best disguise.
- Jeanette Winterson

The stones themselves are thick with history,
and those cats that dash through the alleyways must
surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
- Erica Jong

Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth,
it is art.
The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
- Bishop Robert South

The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip
is the one relationship drawn from real life that I
have proudly never even tried to disguise.
- Cathy Guisewite

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman,
woman, rules us still.
- Thomas More

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
- Jonathan Mayhew

I write about real people in disguise.
If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
- Jackie Collins

You can disguise any set with lights and shadows.
- Allan Dwan

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors,
and so you learned to disguise your impulses,
as many women have done.
And that's definitely changed.
- Judy Chicago

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness,
and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell

Our deeds disguise us.
People need endless time to try on their deeds,
until each knows the proper deeds for him to do.
But every day, every hour, rushes by.
There is no time.
- John Locke

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
- Arthur Erickson

Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise.
Most people can't handle a structureless life.
- Doug Coupland

Hills are speedwork in disguise.
- Frank Shorter

The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
- Publilius Syrus

I am at war...
with the principal personage of traditional philosophy,
that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone,
but is really a male subject in disguise.
- Pam Gems

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

What I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a
Christian band in disguise,
and that we have some secret message.
We have no spiritual affiliation with this music.
It's simply about life experience.
- Amy Lee

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise?
It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene,
there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on.
I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there.
I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson -
by their intervention,
saved the myth.
- Slavoj Zizek

It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely;
for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period,
and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.
- Julius Wellhausen

There are some legitimate security issues,
but I believe many of the objections the administration
is making are not for security reasons,
but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept.
11.
- Bob Graham

They've gone to great length to disguise the fact that I'm not in the band,
even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture
in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers.
- Jello Biafra

And that's just what I'm saying.
I would never want to be like certain people,
who change the way they dress, go out in disguise,
wear a big floppy hat and dark shades.
I would hate that.
- Todd Solondz

The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down.
I thought it was a good-natured performance.
It made him look good.
But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction.
And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
- Brit Hume

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent,
too.
Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate,
action: you liberate a city by destroying it.
Words are to confuse, so that at election time people
will solemnly vote against their own interests.
- Gore Vidal

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

I get recognised sometimes, and that's really cool.
I've tried certain disguises, but that doesn't work.
- Rupert Grint

Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade.
He was a lively person.
My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
- Beverly Cleary

Extreme volume in music very often disguises a lack
of actually important content.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises;
and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood,
nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
- Horace Mann

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises.
It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
- V. S. Pritchett


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