A Quote by Haneef A. Fatmi on intelligence, mind, order, and perception

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.

Haneef A. Fatmi

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A Quote by Georgia O'Keefe on friendship, time, flowers, sight, vision, perception, patience, and art

Still - in a way - nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven't the time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O'Keefe

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A Quote by George Santayana on common sense, perception, and science

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on animals, divinity, god, love, mystery, perception, and plants

Love all God's creatures, the animals, the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on animals, creation, day, god, love, mystery, perception, plants, separation, time, understanding, and world

Love all God's creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If you love each thing you will perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once you perceive this, you will from that time on grow every day to a fuller understanding of it until you come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on glory, god, men, nature, perception, secrets, and simplicity

Generally he perceived in men of devout simplicity this opinion: that the secrets of nature were the secrets of God, part of that glory into which man is not to press too boldly.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on ability, art, genius, perception, and talent

Genius . . . is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Jefferson and /or Mussolini, 1935

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on children, clarity, confusion, desires, enemies, facts, generations, good, habits, hatred, ignorance, instinct, knowledge, learning, life, love, men, men and women, needs, perception, philosophy, problems, reading, remedies,

Abraham Lincoln tells somewhere that as a boy when he met an obscure or ambiguous sentence in his reading it threw him into a sort of rage. The fact is that this was simply a form of instinct for clear thinking which is found in every child and manifests itself abundantly to the perception of the good teacher. Far more important than any particular piece of knowledge, than geography or arithmetic or spelling, is this love of clearness in our mental life and instinctive hatred of confusion and obscurity. Let us learn to know what we know clearly and definitely, and also how we know it. The great intellectual need of men and women in the outer world is not so much more knowledge as it is better knowledge and better thinking. There is much philosophy in the humorist's remark, "It was never my ignorance that done me up, but the things I know'd that wasn't so." The great enemies of intellectual life are superstition, gullibility, and fallacious reasoning. A mere knowledge of facts, important as that is, is no safeguard against these. A conscious desire and resolve to think clearly is the true remedy. Our national success will depend largely upon the development of a generation of men and women who have formed a love and habit of clear thinking and who can do their part in solving the problems that confront civilized man today.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edward de Bono on perception and reality

Perception is real even when it is not reality.

Edward de Bono

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A Quote by Dr. Richard Fritz on friendship, hope, perception, truth, and world

Only with a true friend's input can we hope to see our world clearly, for our own perception always seems the truth.

Dr. Richard Fritz

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