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    To begin with, our perception of the world is deformed, incomplete. Then our memory is selective. Finally, writing transforms.

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The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

by Agnes Repplier Found in: Perception Quotes,
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Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy.

Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy.

by Fulke Greville Found in: Perception Quotes,
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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

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

by Aldous Huxley Found in: Perception Quotes,
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After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, read more

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.

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

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

by Hans Margolius Found in: Perception Quotes,
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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.

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You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -Ziggy.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -Ziggy.

by Ziggy Found in: Perception Quotes,
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What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort read more

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.

by C.s. Lewis Found in: Perception Quotes,
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The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the read more

The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. -Kahlil Gilbran.

by Kahlil Gilbran Found in: Perception Quotes,
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