75 Famous Quotes & Sayings About Perception

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -Marcus Aurelius

Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.– Aristotle

Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.– Aristotle

You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality. -Steve Maraboli

You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality. -Steve Maraboli

Your agreement with reality defines your life.– Steve Maraboli

Your agreement with reality defines your life.– Steve Maraboli

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.  -Christian Dior

A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. -Christian Dior

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.  -George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. -George Eliot

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.- – Leonardo Da Vinci

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.- – Leonardo Da Vinci

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.– Rudolf Arnheim

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.– Rudolf Arnheim

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -Friedrich Nietzsche

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.– George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.– George Bernard Shaw

Beyond our most stubborn misperception lies often our fondest dream.– Robert Brault

Beyond our most stubborn misperception lies often our fondest dream.– Robert Brault

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. -Camille Pissarro

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. -Camille Pissarro

Do not say,it is morning, and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.– Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say,it is morning, and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.– Rabindranath Tagore

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.– EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint.– John Moore

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.–
EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint.– John Moore

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.– Douglas Adams

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.– Douglas Adams

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.– Angelina Jolie

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.– Angelina Jolie

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.? William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.? William Blake

If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.– Darby Bannard

If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.– Darby Bannard

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.  -Carl Jung

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. -Carl Jung

It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not.  -Michael Ondaatje

It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you’re not. -Michael Ondaatje

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.  -C.W. Leadbeater

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. -C.W. Leadbeater

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. -Henry David Thoreau

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. -Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge is love and light and vision. -Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision. -Helen Keller

Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory? Betty Smith

Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory? Betty Smith

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.  -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view.  -Obi-Wan Kenobi

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view. -Obi-Wan Kenobi

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.– Jon Bon Jovi

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.– Jon Bon Jovi

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.– Ansel Adams

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.– Ansel Adams

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.– Hans Margolius

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.– Hans Margolius

Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life. -Mary Anne Radmacher

Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life. -Mary Anne Radmacher

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.-Robert Delaunay

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.-Robert Delaunay

Our vulgar perception is not concerned with other than vulgar phenomena.  -Samuel Beckett

Our vulgar perception is not concerned with other than vulgar phenomena. -Samuel Beckett

People only see what they are prepared to see.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.– Roberto Bolano

People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.– Roberto Bolano

Perception and reality are two different things.– Tom Cruise

Perception and reality are two different things.– Tom Cruise

Perception believed is reality achieved.  -Andy August

Perception believed is reality achieved. -Andy August

Perception is created and twisted so quickly.– Louis C.K

Perception is created and twisted so quickly.– Louis C.K

Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul. -Christopher A. Ray

Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul. -Christopher A. Ray

Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that's the truth in people's minds.-Steve Young

Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds.-Steve Young

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.– Miyamoto Musashi

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.– Miyamoto Musashi

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.– Merry Brown

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.– Merry Brown

Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large.– George Carlin

Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large.– George Carlin

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.-Robert Delaunay

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.-Robert Delaunay

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.– Al Neuharth

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.– Al Neuharth

The dung beetle, seeing its child on the wall, thinks it sees a pearl on a thread.– Arabic Proverb

The dung beetle, seeing its child on the wall, thinks it sees a pearl on a thread.– Arabic Proverb

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Robertson Davies

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Robertson Davies

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.– Henri Bergson

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.– Henri Bergson

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.  -Charles H. Parkhurst

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of. -Charles H. Parkhurst

The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form.  -David Hanson

The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form. -David Hanson

The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.– Roger Birkman

The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.– Roger Birkman

The universe is change; life is your perception of it.– Marcus Aurelius

The universe is change; life is your perception of it.– Marcus Aurelius

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes– Marcel Proust

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes– Marcel Proust

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.– W.B. Yeats

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.– W.B. Yeats

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.– Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.– Ansel Adams

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.– J. Robert Oppenheimer

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.– J. Robert Oppenheimer

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. -Aldous Huxley

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. -Aldous Huxley

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.  -William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. -William Shakespeare

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.– Humphrey Bogart

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.– Humphrey Bogart

Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.– Virginia Woolf

Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.– Virginia Woolf

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.– Stephen R. Covey

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.– Stephen R. Covey

To perceive means to immobilize … we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.- – Henri Bergson

To perceive means to immobilize … we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.- – Henri Bergson

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.  -Claudia Black

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. -Claudia Black

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.– Vernon Howard

We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.– Vernon Howard

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right. -Marianne Williamson

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. -Marianne Williamson

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. -Epictetus

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. -Epictetus

We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are. -Anais Nin

We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. -Anais Nin

We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.– Stephen R. Covey

We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.– Stephen R. Covey

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. -Virginia Satir

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. -Virginia Satir

What I had to learn was, that I’m responsible for my perception of things.– Chris Robinson

What I had to learn was, that I’m responsible for my perception of things.– Chris Robinson

What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think.– Edward de Bono

What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think.– Edward de Bono

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.  -John Lubbock

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. -John Lubbock

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.– C.S. Lewis

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.– C.S. Lewis

When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly.

When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly.

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