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The Mask

«Pride is the mask we make of our faults»
Author: Hebrew Proverb | About: Faults, Pride | Keywords: mask, The Mask
«Pride is the mask of one's own faults.»
Author: Jewish Proverb | Keywords: mask, The Mask
«Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.»
«In any country where talent and virtue produce no advancement, money will be the national god. Its inhabitants will either have to possess money or make others believe that they do. Wealth will be the highest virtue, poverty the greatest vice. Those who have money will display it in every imaginable way. If their ostentation does not exceed their fortune, all will be well. But if their ostentation does exceed their fortune they will ruin themselves. In such a country, the greatest fortunes will vanish in the twinkling of an eye. Those who don't have money will ruin themselves with vain efforts to conceal their poverty. That is one kind of affluence: the outward sign of wealth for a small number, the mask of poverty for the majority, and a source of corruption for all.»
«'Tis not need we know our every thought or see the work shop where each mask is wrought wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit and serve our jape's turn for a night or two.»
«Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.»
«The play is done; the curtain drops,Slow falling to the prompter's bellA moment yet the actor stopsAnd looks around to say farewell.It is an irksome word and task:And when he's laughed and said his say,He shows, as he removes the mask,A face that's anything but gay.»
«The Humble, Meek, Merciful, Just, Pious and Devout Souls, are everywhere of one religion; and when Death has taken off the Mask, they will know one another, though the divers Liveries they wear here make them Strangers.»
«In wise love each defines the secret self of the other, and refusing to believe in the mere daily self, creates a mirror where the lover or the beloved sees an image to copy in daily life; for love also creates the Mask.»
«Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.»