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    All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.

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Virtue herself is her own fairest reward. - Punica.

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward. - Punica.

by Silius Italicus Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth. - My read more

To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth. - My Friends the Senses.

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Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

by Jules De Gautier Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere read more

A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay.

by Robert Downey Jr. Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, read more

The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.

by Jerome K. Jerome Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that read more

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

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The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish read more

The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person; the envious see envy in every soul; the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money;...and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite

by James Allen Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of read more

By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.

by Robert Cialdini Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

by E. R. Beadle Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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