A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on reductionism, art, geography, perspective, and the unknown

"At one time, the earth was supposed to be flat.  Well, so it is, even today, from Paris to Asnieres.  But that fact doesn't prevent science from proving that the earth as a whole is spherical.  No one nowadays denies it.  Well...we are still at the stage of believing that life itself is flat, the distance from birth to death.  Yet the probability is that life, too, is spherical and much more extensive and capacious than the hemisphere we know."  

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Mobi Ho on perspective, truth, and seeing the truth

To my way of thinking, all stories that are told from the heart, that arise from one person's experience or an entire people's experience, are indeed true. Truth is experienced and related in many different forms, from many different perspectives. There is conventional seeing and then the seeing that arises from the hidden depths of our being.

Mobi Ho

Source: The Moon Bamboo, Pages: vii

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on attitude, prejudice, perspective, and abraham lincoln

“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)


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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on circumstances, people, and perspective

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on ability, art, individuality, life, perspective, and work

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art -- an individual masterpiece.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by William George Jordan on emptiness, future, hope, individuality, life, past, perspective, procrastination, purpose, remorse, and songs

He who, from sheer lack of purpose, drifts through life, letting the golden years of his highest hopes glide empty back into the perspective of his past while he fills his ears with the lorelei song of procrastination is working overtime in accumulating remorse to darken his future. He is idly permitting the crown of his individuality to remain an irritating symbol of what might be rather than a joyous emblem of what is. This man is reigning, for reign he must, but he is not-ruling.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 45-46.

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A Quote by E.T. Earth Mission on reality, universe, creating, manifesting, and perspective

The universe rearranges itself to accommodate your picture of reality.

E.T. Earth Mission

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A Quote by unknown on careers, engineering, opportunity, perspective, and problems

A Systems Engineer saw a new perspective on his career: Though we think of ourselves as problem solvers our real mission is to seek opportunities.


Source: Perspective, A Topical Letter for DPD, IBM Management, December 23, 1968.

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A Quote by unknown on perspective and reason

The reason many persons don't see things in the right perspective is that they are always looking for an angle.


Source: The Mountain Ear

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A Quote by Truman Capote on justice, laws, learning, music, painting, perspective, rules, and writing

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

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