— Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527
In terra di ciechi chi vi ha un occhio è signore.
Act III, scene ix
The Mandrake (1524)
— Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
12 December 2010
Unfit for Mass Consumption (blog entries), 2010
— Victor Hugo, livro Notre-Dame de Paris
Fonte: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
— Rachel Cusk British writer 1967
On her anxieties as a writer (as quoted in “I Have Lost All Interest in Having a Self” https://slate.com/culture/2019/09/coventry-rachel-cusk-review.html) (2019 Sep 19)
— August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean
Fonte: Gem of the Ocean
— Guy De Maupassant, Bel Ami
— Desiderius Erasmus, livro Adagia
Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), III, IV, 96
Also in the same passage of the Adagia is a variant: Inter caecos regnat strabus (Among the blind, the squinter rules).
Original: (la) In regione caecorum rex est luscus.
„I think we have still to get to a place where we feel satisfied. We have this saying - "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."“
— Raghuram G. Rajan Indian economist 1963
We are a little bit that way.
On India's performance amid the 2015 world economy slow down, as quoted in " India 'one-eyed' king in land of blind, says Rajan http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/india-one-eyed-king-in-land-of-blind-says-rajan-116041600663_1.html", Business Standard (16 April 2016)
— Celia Green British philosopher 1935
The Decline and Fall of Science (1976)
— John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006
Fonte: The Age of Uncertainty (1977), Chapter 6, p. 180
„He genuinely looked terrified. The poor man, he's actually seen the books. In England we have this one-eyed Scottish idiot.“
— Jeremy Clarkson English broadcaster, journalist and writer 1960
BBC News February 9, 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7873624.stm
„In the country of the blind, who are not as unobservant as they look, the one-eyed is not king, he is spectator.“
— Clifford Geertz American anthropologist 1926 - 2006
Clifford Geertz, Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (1983) Basic Books, 2000, p. 58.
„It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a whole book — what everyone else does not say in a whole book.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Twilight of the Idols
Things the Germans Lack, 51
Twilight of the Idols (1888)
„I'm like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista
Fonte: The Alchemist
— Steve Blank American businessman 1953
Fortune "Entrepreneurs as dissidents" http://fortune.com/2012/11/06/entrepreneurs-as-dissidents/. November 6, 2012.
— Laura Ruby American writer
Fonte: Bone Gap
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
The Moaning of Life, Karl on Kids
— Isabel Allende, livro La casa de los espíritus
Fonte: The House of the Spirits