Sermon quotes on blindness

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

The Cost of Discipleship

Fanny Crosby

If I had a choice, I would still choose to remain blind…for when I die, the first face I will ever see will be the face of my blessed Saviour.


Desiderius Erasmus

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.


Victor Hugo

We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the blind man possesses. In his affliction, to be served is to be caressed. Does he lack anything? no. Possessing love he is not deprived of light. A love, moreover, that is wholly pure. There can be no blindness where there is this certainty.


Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.


Blaise Pascal

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.


William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.


Jonathan Swift

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



Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not.


Mark Twain

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


Jonathan Haidt

People bind themselves into political teams that share moral narratives. Once they accept a particular narrative, they become blind to alternative moral worlds”

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Vintage (Reprint Edition, 2013, xxiii.

Aleksander I. Solzhenitsyn

“No, don’t! Don’t dig up the past! Dwell on the past and you’ll lose an eye.” But the proverb goes on to say: “forget the past and you’ll lose both eyes.”

The Gulag Archipelago  

Original Author Unknown

Blind in heart since my birth, I come to you, Light of the World…Let me live as a child of light.

Aveugle de Coeur

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