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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)

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)


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