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Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails and impious men bear away, The post of honor is a private station. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

I give the fight up; let there be an end, A privacy, an obscure nook for me, I want to be forgotten even by God. (Quote by - Robert Browning)

Like beauteous flowers which vainly waste their scent Of odours in unhaunted deserts. (Quote by - Edward Chamberlayne)

As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose. (Quote by - George Chapman)

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

Yet still he fills affection's eye, Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The palpable obscure. (Quote by - John Milton)

He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well. (Quote by - Publius Ovidius Naso)

How often the highest talent lurks in obscurity. (Quote by - Titus Maccius Plautus)

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Yet was he but a squire of low degree. (Quote by - Edmund Spenser)

He shone with the greater splendor, because he was not seen. (Quote by - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus))

She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval. (Quote by - Marshall Mcluhan)

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity. (Quote by - Thomas Hardy)

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

It is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure. (Quote by - James K. Feibleman)

Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure. (Quote by - Georg C. Lichtenberg)

It is better to be looked over than overlooked. (Quote by - Mae West)

Obscurantism is the academic theorist's revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity -- a way of proclaiming one's superiority in the face of one's diminished influence. (Quote by - David Lehman)

Obscurity brings safety. (Quote by - Aesop)

Obscurity is the realm of error. (Quote by - Marquis De Vauvenargues)

The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell. (Quote by - Adrienne Rich)


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