But as the priceless treasure too frequently hides at the bottom of well, it needs some courage to dive for it, especially as he that does so will be likely to incur more scorn and obloquy for the mud and water into which he has ventured to plunge, than thanks for the jewel he procures; as like in manner, she who undertakes the cleansing of a careless bachelor's apartment will be liable to more abuse for the dust she raises than commendation for the clearance she effects.
Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.william cowper
We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.Paul Laurence Dunbar
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i'the centre, and enjoy bright day, But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun; Himself is his own dungeon.john milton
Peace is in the grave. The grave hides all things beautiful and good: I am a God and cannot find it there.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Behind a frowning providenceHe hides a smiling face.william cowper
Don’t ask from whom the economy hides; it hides from you!fred e. foldvary
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.william hazlitt
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.horace mann
Far from New England's blustering shore,New England's worm her hulk shall bore,And sink her in the Indian seas,Twine, wine, and hides, and China teas.Henry David Thoreau
Reason is like an officer when the King appears; The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God ; God is the sun .jalal al-din muhammad rumi
The weak shows his strength and hides his weaknesses; the magnificent exhibits his weaknesses like ornaments.nassim nicholas taleb
The less a writer discusses his work and himself the better. The master chef slaughters no chickens in the dining room; the doctor writes prescriptions in Latin; the magician hides his hinges, mirrors, and trapdoors with the utmost care.jack vance
He that has light within his own cleer brest May sit i'th center, and enjoy bright day, But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day Sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
What makes the desert beautiful is that it hides, somewhere, a well.
Hamas hides among unwitting civilians, who have no way of controlling its activities. This fact does not give Israel the right to kill innocent non-combatants, not even unintentionally. Besides, murder is not 'unintentional' when you know it is inevitable.
And I will trust that He who heeds The life that hides, in mead and wold, Who hangs yon alder's crimson beads, And stains these mosses green and gold, Will still, as He hath done, incline His gracious care to me and mine.john greenleaf whittier
Poor victims of a civilization that hides its brutality beneath a veneer of culture and of grace , for them individually there is, alas! No salvation.
Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals Him to the wise, and hides him from the foolish.