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The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
A real totalitarianism is at work in the world and wants to impose its views not only on Arab Muslims, but on the West. The same way that they veil women, Islamic radicals want to veil cartoons in the press.
Mysteries are feminine; they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
I believe there is a strong familial pull as the influence of beloved ancestors continues with us from the other side of the veil.
James E. Faust
As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Official history is merely a veil to hide the truth of what really happened. When the veil is lifted, again and again we see that not only is the official version not true, it is often 100% wrong.
A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
Frederick William Robertson
Every now and then, President Obama sorta drops his veil. He's less coy about his philosophy, he sort of reveals his true governing philosophy, what he really believes.
Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out.
Executives can no longer hide behind the corporate veil. They need to be accountable for what their companies do, because entities are responsible for socially irresponsible behavior.
Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
In another life, before taking the veil of journalistic purity, I practiced the black arts of a political operative, including 'debate prep.'
I do not have a bride gene. I haven't been planning a wedding since I was 3. I never put a sheet on my head and pretended that it was a veil.
Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise.
George William Russell
And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist.
Plastic surgery is a postmodern veil.
Nawal El Saadawi
I am drawn to those parts; I like the tough girls because they are not tough. It's a veil; it's a disguise. It's defenses. At the core, everybody is human, everybody is fragile, everybody is terrified, and the fear is what propels you to be tough.
Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.
Mary Ritter Beard
This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran's ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry?
We know so little of the why, what the universe is, what infinity is. The veil around us is very fragile.
Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
Poppy Z. Brite
There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might see.
The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed.
Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
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