There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
— Omar Khayyam

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
Lord Chesterfield veils quote

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
— Victor Hugo

Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise.
— George William Russell

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
— Kahlil Gibran