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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Blind
 
A blind hen can sometimes find corn.  French.  1
A blind horse goes straight forward.  German.  2
A blind man is no judge of colors.  Italian.  3
A blind man leaned against a wall;—“This is the boundary of the world,” he said.  Modern Greek.  4
A blind man may sometimes shoot a crow.  Dutch.  5
A blind man shouldn’t attempt to catch fleas.  Punch.  6
A blind man’s stroke which raises a dust from beneath water.  Spanish.  7
A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.  8
A blind man wishes to show the road.  Latin.  9
A blind man would be glad to see it.  10
A blind pigeon may sometimes find a grain of wheat.  Danish.  11
A man were better half blind than have both his eyes out.  12
A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man.  13
Among the blind close your eyes.  Turkish.  14
Better be one-eyed than quite blind.  Portuguese.  15
Better squinting than blind.  Dutch.  16
Blind man’s holiday; i.e., twilight, almost quite dark.  17
Blind men must not run.  18
Blind men should not judge of colors.  19
He does as the blind man when he casts his staff.  20
He has the greatest blind side who thinks he has none.  Dutch.  21
He is blind enough who sees not through a sieve.  Don Quixote.  22
He is very blind who cannot see the sun.  Italian.  23
He that governs well leads the blind, but he that teaches him gives him eyes.  24
If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch.  New Testament.  25
In the land of the blind the one-eyed is a king.  Dutch.  26
It is a blind man’s question to ask why those things are loved that are beautiful.  27
None so blind as those who won’t see.  28
One blind man leads another into the ditch.  French.  29
That would I fain see, said blind George of Hallowee.  30
The blind do not desire anything beyond two eyes.  Turkish.  31
The blind eat many a fly.  32
The blind man has picked up a coin.  Portuguese.  33
The blind man sought for a needle in the straw-loft, and the man with a lame hand made a basket to put it in.  Modern Greek.  34
The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.  Danish.  35
There are none so blind as they who wilfully shut their eyes.  Arabian.  36
What matters it to a blind man, that his father could see?  37
When blind leads blind both fall into the ditch.  38
When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow.  French.  39
 
 
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