perception

A Quote by Matthew Arnold on earth, perception, and world

One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent, so unapt to perceive how the world is really going, as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Culture and Anarchy

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on body, emotion, meaning, mind, music, nature, perception, pleasure, purity, quality, reality, senses, singers, soul, spirit, spirituality, and time

Musical consonance occurs in the element which is the mean of all (i.e. air), and reaches the ears through motion, spherical motion: so that it is not surprising that it should be fitting to the soul, which is both the mean of things, and the origin of circular motion. In addition, musical sound, more than anything else perceived by the senses, conveys, as if animated, the emotions and thoughts of the singer's or player's soul to the listeners' souls; thus it preeminently corresponds with the soul. Moreover, as regards sight, although visual impressions are in a way pure, yet they lack the effectiveness of motion, and are usually perceived only as an image, without reality; normally therefore, they move the soul only slightly. Smell, taste, and touch are entirely material, and rather titillate the sense-organs than penetrate the depths of the soul. But musical sound by the movement of the air moves the body: by purified air it excites the aerial spirit which is the bond of body and soul: by emotion it affects the senses, and at the same time the soul: by meaning it works on the mind: finally, by the very movement of the subtle air it penetrates strongly: by its contemperation it flows smoothly: by the convormity of its quality it floods us with a wonderful pleasure: by its nature, both spiritual and material, it at once seizes, and claims as its own, man in his entirety.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on faults, mankind, nature, and perception

When we consider we are bound to be serviceable to mankind, and bear with their faults, we shall perceive there is a common tie of nature and relation between us.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by M. Shawn Cole on perception

You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.

M. Shawn Cole

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A Quote by Lugones and Spelman on perception, present, and vision

Our visions of what is better are always informed by our perception of what is bad about our present situation.

Lugones and Spelman

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on language, perception, and world

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on accidents, birth, chance, elections, neighbors, perception, popularity, questions, reason, security, and thinking

We see no reason for thinking that the opinions of the magistrate on speculative questions are more likely to be right than those of any other man. None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbors. The chance of his being wiser than all his neighbors together is still smaller.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: 1830

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A Quote by Lewis Thomas on memory, mind, perception, thinking, and work

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of recognition, for old memories and old connection.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on concern, decisions, hope, needs, past, perception, questions, schools, and sharing

Commenting on the decisions of the Bowl Alliance regarding WAC teams: It's a step, no question. Obviously, it's not what any of us wanted, but it's at least a step. We can now say we're part of the Alliance. However, I hope it's not perceived that they bought us off and we're going to go away. It's not fair. It's not right; we still need to fight. We can't let them go away and hide. Other schools are taking a major share of the pot, and that's still a major sore point as far as I'm concerned. But at least this is a step, and better than what we had in the past.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Interview by Andy Boogaard, Fresno Bee, at WAC preseason meetings, August 5, 1997.

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on constancy, creativity, perception, and taoism

When you accurately perceive the fluidity of things, you can also begin to perceive the constancy behind them: the creative, transformative, boundless, immutable Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (64)

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