'Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Life without knowledge is death in disguise.
Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure;
seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
The barriers you have in life are rooted in doubt and disguised in fear.
Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise.
Success in many cases is failure turned inside out. The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace 'if I can, I hope, maybe' with 'I can, I will, I must.'
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises.
It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.
Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.
I like working on things that are very different and that involve different disguises.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth? If there are rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in very suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man; it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am. The rats are always there in the cellar, but if you go in shouting and noisily they will have taken cover before you switch on the light.
To know how to disguise is the knowledge of kings.