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    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.

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

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

by Hans Margolius Found in: Perception Quotes,
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. -Epictetus.

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. -Epictetus.

by Epictetus Found in: Perception Quotes,
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As men of inward light are wont
To turn their optics in upon't.

As men of inward light are wont
To turn their optics in upon't.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Perception Quotes,
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People believe I am what they see Me as, rather than what they do not see. But I am the read more

People believe I am what they see Me as, rather than what they do not see. But I am the Great Unseen, not what I cause Myself to be in any particular moment. In a sense, I am what I am not. It is from the Am-notness that I come, and to it I always return.

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Do not say,"it is morning," and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as read more

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.

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Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from read more

Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from far off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear that which is about us always. -Willa Cather.

by Willa Cather 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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