We are all blind. The miser is blind he sees gold, but does not see true riches. The prodigal is blind he sees the beginning, but not the end. The coquette is blind she does not see her own wrinkles. The learned is blind he does not see his own ignorance. The honest man is blind he does not see the thief. The thief is blind he does not see God. God is blind the day he created the world, he did not see the devil manage to creep into it. I myself am blind I speak and do not see that you are blind.
-Victor Hugo, ‘The Man Who Laughed’