perception

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on experience, perception, and universe

Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

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A Quote by David S. Slawson on culture, majorities, names, order, people, perception, and society

Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.' What is not named in a culture very likely goes unnoticed by the majority of its people. The converse is also true: people pay greater attention to things that been given names.

David S. Slawson

Source: Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens, 1987

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A Quote by David Gardener on perception, reality, reflection, and world

What we perceive as reality in the so-called outer world is literally a reflection of, and therefore secondary in importance to, the inner workings of our own consciousness.

David Gardener

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on faults, perception, and quality

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on fame, heaven, losing, men, perception, power, thought, and wealth

Those that think that wealth is the proper thing for them cannot give up their revenues; those that seek distinction cannot give up the thought of fame; those that cleave to power cannot give the handle of it to others. While they hold their grasp of those things, they are afraid of losing them. When they let them go, they are grieved and they will not look at a single example, from which they might perceive the folly of their restless pursuits - such men are under the doom of heaven.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu

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A Quote by Charlene Spretnak on change, direction, experience, illusions, life, nature, people, perception, reality, sacred, and separation

There are sacred moments in life when we experience in rational and very direct ways that separation, the boundary between ourselves and other people and between ourselves and Nature, is illusion. Oneness is reality. We can experience that stasis is illusory and that reality is continual flux and change on very subtle and also on gross levels of perception . . .

Charlene Spretnak

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A Quote by C. W. Leadbeater on mistakes, perception, and power

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.

C. W. Leadbeater

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A Quote by Bob Conklin on perception and problems

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.

Bob Conklin

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on god, heart, perception, and reason

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on brevity, circumstances, experience, fate, fear, greatness, happiness, individuality, joy, life, limitations, mind, perception, slavery, soul, universe, value, and world

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe. He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Conquest of Happiness

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