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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1960
AUTHOR:Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION:If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she is blind, she is not invisible. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Of Fortune.
 
Note 1.
Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify to you that Fortune is blind.—William Shakespeare: Henry V. act iii. sc. 6. [back]
 

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