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The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds. (Quote by - George Allen)

Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. (Quote by - Lionel Trilling)

The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. (Quote by - George Eliot)

There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Obscurity and Innocence, twin sisters, escape temptations which would pierce their gossamer armor, in contact with the world. (Quote by - Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort)

When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. (Quote by - Cynthia Ozick)

The obscurity of a writer is generally in proportion to his incapacity. (Quote by - Quintilian)

The swallowing gulf of dark forgetfulness and deep oblivion. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Lost in the dreary shades of dull obscurity. (Quote by - William Shenstone) 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)


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