A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on blush, caring, character, confusion, conscience, endurance, fear, friendship, good, heart, honor, learning, lies, life, love, reality, secrets, and soul

This sense of honor is the sense of right. It is the soul's instinctive love for the good, the true, the commendable, and its instinctive scorn of the base, mean, and vile. There is a confusion between that false honor which cares only what another thinks or says, and the true personal honor which cares first for what we are. It is too true that many a man who would resent with a blow the epithet of "thief" or "liar" will lie and steal in secret apparently without a qualm of conscience. The true root of honor demands reality and hates shams. One should be taught to abhor and reject in his own heart everything which he would resent in an accusation made by another. He should learn not to tolerate in his own inner consciousness what he would fear or blush to have known to friends or foes. This is the sense of personal honor that dominates and molds character and that endures the heaviest stress of life.

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 Edward Franklin Albee III on fantasy, people, reality, and theater

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement.

Edward Albee (1928 -)

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on facts, good, opposites, reality, truth, and writers

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: Quoted in The Saturday Review, May 4, 1966.

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A Quote by Earl Nightingale on day, emotion, mind, plants, and reality

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality

Earl Nightingale (1921 - 1989)

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A Quote by Dr. Michael W. Fox on blindness, culture, egotism, facts, humanity, ignorance, life, reality, selfishness, weakness, and world

The weakness of humanity is our blindness, a cultural blind spot which some call ignorance, in which a selfish and immature ego claims the world as ours and prevents us from seeing ourselves as a part of the world. Kinship with all life is a biological (evolutionary) fact, but our culture ways of doing, perceiving and relating, blind us to this reality.

Dr. Michael W. Fox (1937 -)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on life, love, and reality

Love . . . is a living reality.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on reality


In cases of major discrepancy it's always reality that's got it wrong . . . reality is frequently inaccurate.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980

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A Quote by Donald DeMarco on difficulty, honesty, and reality

Our own reality may be difficult for us to face with honesty, but it is the only reliable and reasonable place to begin

Donald DeMarco

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A Quote by Democritus on atoms, bitterness, colors, and reality

By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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