A Quote by Pierce Vincent Eckhart on adventure, beginning, friendship, jobs, language, learning, life, obstacles, perception, reality, rest, and study

When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman - whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of perceived obstacles. Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you do, at least you'll have a place to sit down.

Pierce Vincent Eckhart

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A Quote by Paramahansaji on growth, perception, and truth

The perception of truth must be a growth from within. It cannot be a graft.


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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on difficulty, earth, faults, friendship, heart, men, perception, and presidency

There seems to be a propensity in the human heart that leads men to find fault with their fellows who are placed in high positions. President Heber C. Kimball once illustrated this propensity thus: while conversing with a friend, he stooped and picked from the ground a twig, encrusted with mud, for it had recently been raining, and holding it up, said, "As long as this little twig remained upon the ground it attracted no attention, although it had as much mud clinging to it then as now, but you did not notice it. When I lift it from the earth, however, and hold it aloft, the mud is about all that you can see; it is with difficulty that you perceive the twig at all."

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: General Conference, October 1910.

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A Quote by Olga Broumas on garden, perception, power, senses, songs, and soul

Sweep the garden, any size, said the roshi. Sweeping, sweeping alone as the garden grows large or small. Any song sung working the garden brings up from sand gravel soil through straw bamboo wood and less tangible elements Power song for the hands Healing song for the senses what can and cannot be perceived of the soul.

Olga Broumas

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A Quote by Octavio Paz on clarity, creation, perception, and water

watching I watch myself what I see is my creation as though entering through my eyes perception is conception into an eye more crystal clear water of thoughts what I watch watches me I am the creation of what I see

Octavio Paz

Source: Blanco, 1966

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A Quote by Norman R. Augustine on cities, daughters, driving, family, logic, perception, problems, solution, technology, and trying

Too often technology is perceived as the problem rather than the solution; as something to be avoided rather than embraced. This is about as logical as my daughter's observing, while our family was driving through an unfamiliar city, "Trying to read a map while driving causes all the traffic lights to turn green."

Norman R. Augustine (1935 -)

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A Quote by Noah Webster on perception

Acuity: "keenness of perception" from Webster's.

Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)

Source: Webster's Dictionary

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A Quote by Noah Webster on america, army, body, congress, execution, force, injustice, inspiration, jealousy, justice, laws, military, oppression, people, perception, power, and superiority

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)

Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on perception and weakness

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 (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Michael LeBeuf on belief, enthusiasm, life, mind, perception, reflection, and world

The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive is in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will benegative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results.

Michael LeBeuf

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