100 Perception Quotes And Sayings

We all have the perception of reality that we believe is true. This is how we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us. The way we perceive reality is often influenced by our experiences, the information available to us, and how much time or energy we spend thinking about it. We can gain a better understanding of our perceptions by taking an objective look at the way other people see the world Read more

Knowing another person’s perception of reality can be extremely helpful when it comes to improving your own.

Just because love don't look the way you think it...
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Just because love don't look the way you think it should, don't mean you don't have it. Leslye Walton
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
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The more I see, the less I know for sure. John Lennon
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having...
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Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough Oprah Winfrey
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and...
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Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. Criss Jami
Life is 10 percent what you make itand 90 percent...
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Life is 10 percent what you make itand 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin
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No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest. John Odonohue
We are all in the gutter, but some of us...
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
Change the way you look at things and the things...
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Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne W. Dyer
Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.
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Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it. David Sedaris
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Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication. . and there is the real illness. Philip K. Dick
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to...
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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Robertson Davies
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A sin is nothing more than regret. Not for doing it once, but doing it again when you know you’re going to regret it. Carroll Bryant
The truth is helpless when up against perception
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The truth is helpless when up against perception Zack W. Van
Life: It is better not to wrap philosophy around such...
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Life: It is better not to wrap philosophy around such an inconceivable evolving beautiful mystery. If based on perception, alone; whatever the conclusion - it is still guessing. T.F. Hodge
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The theistic philosopher has a tendency to devalue insufficient worldviews, ideologies, and quite often common sense for the greater good, and in such cases, one should not be discouraged when seen as a bad guy. If he stresses over man's perception of a righteous heart, then he has given his heart to man. Criss Jami
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Humankind has accumulated generation upon generation of knowledge, the culmination of which is the vast and useful technological array we see everywhere in modern society. Despite this great accumulation of knowledge and technology, we still suffer from starvation and war. The difference between the past and the present is the difference between throwing rocks and shooting missiles. We are still in conflict. Suffering on a fundamental level hasn’t ceased. But we nevertheless persist in the notion that if we just amass a bit more knowledge, we’ll all be o.k. Maybe a new philosophy will do the trick, or a new system of government. But all of this has been tried many times. Knowledge builds on the past and has its place. Wisdom is beyond time. It’s the direct perception of reality as it is. And in this direct seeing of what is lies the potential of transformation–a transformation that is not merely a redecoration of the past but a transformation of humanity that embodies the eternally new. H.E. Davey
Nothing is right or wrong. It's all an interpretation of...
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Nothing is right or wrong. It's all an interpretation of which lens we are looking through. Tarun Sharma
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then...
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Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. Robin S. Sharma
In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a...
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In this treacherous world Nothing is the truth nor a lie. Everything depends on the color Of the crystal through which one sees it Unknown
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There are two paths of which one may choose in the walk of life; one we are born with, and the one we consciously blaze. One is naturally true, while the other is a perceptive illusion. Choose wisely at each fork in the road. T.F. Hodge
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear...
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If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite. William Blake
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Some people say, ‘Do not judge the book by its cover! ’ Well, I say not to judge at all. People can say anything they want to say, but for me, cover does matter. Toba Beta
There are many things which can not be expressed by...
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There are many things which can not be expressed by words. There are many words which can not be spelled by human tongue. There are many tongues which utter one single truth. Toba Beta
Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never...
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Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality. Terry Goodkind
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
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Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Suzy Kassem
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I believe that if there is a huge chunk of white/truth in you, you will be drawn mostly to truth. If there is a lot of black/ego in you, you will naturally migrate to darkness/ego. We can't change our natural compositions or our attraction to certain lighting, but we can slowly change our angle of perception. Anyone can work on balancing their inner lighting simply by adjusting their outer lenses. All you have to do is learn to use your heart before your mind to see things. There is no light greater than truth, and it shines at the heart of all creation. Be like a butterfly and celebrate it every day. It is inside you. Be aware of it so it can cultivate it to grow stronger and bigger. Suzy Kassem
Perception is the lie that we convince ourselves exists
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Perception is the lie that we convince ourselves exists Melissa Bradley
Smartass Disciple: But, you said that it's the truth?? Master...
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Smartass Disciple: But, you said that it's the truth?? Master of Stupidity: O Yes. That is yesterday's truth. Toba Beta
All we know is what we're told.
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All we know is what we're told. Ashly Lorenzana
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Subhuti, someone might fill innumerable worlds with the seven treasures and give all away in gifts of alms, but if any good man or any good woman awakens the thought of Enlightenment and takes even only four lines from this Discourse, reciting, using, receiving, retaining and spreading them abroad and explaining them for the benefit of others, it will be far more meritorious. Now in what manner may he explain them to others? By detachment from appearances-abiding in Real Truth. -So I tell you- Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; A flash of lightening in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream. When Buddha finished this Discourse the venerable Subhuti, together with the bhikshus, bhikshunis, lay-brothers and sisters, and the whole realms of Gods, Men and Titans, were filled with joy by His teaching, and, taking it sincerely to heart they went their ways. . Gautama Buddha
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There are people who desperately want to change the world. I wonder if it could be measured, because the world is already in the state of continuously change since the beginning of time. Or they may just want their names etched nicely on men history. Toba Beta
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It’s madness to see life as it is and not how it should be. Unknown
Great minds think alike because a greater Mind is thinking...
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Great minds think alike because a greater Mind is thinking through them. Criss Jami
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I mean that the reason God seems to act in ways that make no sense to us is that our perceptions are wrong. Our expectations are subtly twisted. We long for things that harm us and run from the things that grow and heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good. God acts rightly, but to us, it seems confusing. Or sometimes plain wrong. Tessa Afshar
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Think outside the box? Indeed. But to add balance to that, one should not in the process forget what the inside of the box looks like as well. Those who are best at thinking outside the box do it not to puff themselves up, but to see how small they really are. As a contented fish in its fish tank appears to have a small, boring existence to us, imagine a larger, more perceptive kingdom (even by scientific taxonomy) to whom our contented existences may appear to be small and boring. This is where true creativity and massive perceptive abilities spawn a sense of intellectual humility; the kind which God adores. Criss Jami
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People often ask: If there’s a God, how can He allow so much suffering in the world? Realize all world suffering you perceive is a mirror to your own psychological self-abuse, gender imbalance, prejudice, poverty, and hunger. You couldn’t even perceive each suffering aspect of external reality if it didn’t already exist within you. Touch and transmute your own psychological suffering, and perceive the world in kind. Alexandra Katehakis
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Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes. Criss Jami
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Children, like God, see only our actions. Marty Rubin
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You're my guardian angel, Abbey, " she said as she climbed into the car." No, not really, Sam. I'm just a messenger."" But that’s what angels are. That’s how God says, 'I'm here, and it's going to be all right. Emily Ann Benedict
The closer you come to knowing that you alone create...
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The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating. Eric Michael Leventhal
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Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you. Suzy Kassem
Don't be cool. Like everything.
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Don't be cool. Like everything. Shaky Kane
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All appears to change when we change Unknown
A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do...
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A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do it. Eric Schmidt
I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.
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I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart. Nirav Sanchaniya
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Cosmic consciousness is the next level of holistic perception. Laurie Nadel
It's not strength, it's PERCEPTION that makes you stronger. If...
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It's not strength, it's PERCEPTION that makes you stronger. If you change how you SEE it, you'll change how you FEEL about it. Yvonne Pierre
How to win in life:1 work hard 2 complain less...
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How to win in life:1 work hard 2 complain less 3 listen more 4 try, learn, grow5 don't let people tell you it cant be done6 make no excuses Germany Kent
Be like the flower, content with its nature.
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Be like the flower, content with its nature. Seth D.
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What do you see when you look at me?” My eyes narrowed and I pressed my lips together, weighing my thoughts. All of his bimbo admirers aside, what did I see? What did my gut tell me about this man? What did it say that allowed me to wind up here with him, under such impulsive circumstances?“ You’re a sad man, ” I swallowed. “You’re arrogant and set in your ways, but that creates a fortress for you. It’s your safe haven. Behind the moat is someone who has lost something he loved, only I’m not sure what, or who. You’re afraid of something and your loyalty is hidden away in a cell, wounded by betrayal.” I rested my head on the pillow. “That’s what I see.”“ On second thought, ” he exhaled, letting his head drop next to mine. “You’re psychic. Rachael Wade
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And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds "joy luck" is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation. Amy Tan
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Stop counting your losses and start counting your blessings. Only then will you discover that losses are always easier to point out and count than blessings. And that your blessings will always outnumber your losses, for they are truly immeasurable. Suzy Kassem
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The most important thing I learnt on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just the way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever. When any Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. . Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Quoting son, Noah Levine: Once you see what the heart...
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Quoting son, Noah Levine: Once you see what the heart really needs, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to live or die, the work is always the same. (25) Stephen Levine
Silence is a lie that screams at the light.
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Silence is a lie that screams at the light. Shannon L. Alder
Pain, unless it is physical, was sold to you (by...
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Pain, unless it is physical, was sold to you (by your culture). Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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How thin the air felt at the forest's edge, how ghostly the trees that guarded their realm.. The whole world seemed as delicate as a dandelion seed, and as fleeting.. How sad to know that the figment village of my imagination would not vanish when I ended, to understand that it was not I who had invented the moon the first time I realized how lovely it was. To admit that it was not my breath that made the winds blow.. [M]y heart, my heart knew that when I closed my eyes I invented the night sky and the stars too. Wasn't the whole dome of the sky the same shape as the inside of my skull? Didn't I create the sun and the day when I raised my eyelids every morning? . Martine Leavitt
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As I would soon learn myself, cleaning up what a parent leaves behind stirs up dust, both literal and metaphorical. It dredges up memories. You feel like you’re a kid again, poking around in your parents’ closet, only this time there’s no chance of getting in trouble, so you don’t have to be so sure that everything gets put back exactly where it was before you did your poking around. Still, you hope to find something, or maybe you fear finding something, that will completely change your conception of the parent you thought you knew. . Roz Chast
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The first serious consciousness of Nature's gesture - her attitude towards life-took form then as a phantasm, a nightmare, all insanity of force. For the first time, the stage-scenery of the senses collapsed; the human mind felt itself stripped naked, vibrating in a void of shapeless energies, with resistless mass, colliding, crushing, wasting, and destroying what these same energies had created and labored from eternity to perfect. Henry Adams
Perception can be one-sided or variant:
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Perception can be one-sided or variant: "Glass half empty or half full." There usually is more than one way of perceiving. Thoroughly check your inner dialogue. T.F. Hodge
To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count your blessings...
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To witness miracles unfold in your experience, count your blessings and be thankful. Perceived small blessings accumulate to be the most powerful. T.F. Hodge
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Just think about this: haven’t we been going just to and fro? The whole world rather. Years back, it was good to take vitamin supplements and today they are considered hampering body’s natural immune. Sometime back, people were desperate to land up in high paying jobs, today there is a big entrepreneurship fad. Back in years, it was a pride to be settled in the city, now people are giving up all responsibilities to settle at a peaceful country side. What are we all really doing? We are moving from pillar to post, forward and backward on theories. We are all as confused as the next person. And unfortunately, we are all going to leave this world with barely being able to decipher much. . Jasleen Kaur Gumber
You can create absolutely new reality, both in your personal...
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You can create absolutely new reality, both in your personal and professional life and with the same people, by altering your perception towards life, and by putting necessary work into it. Roshan Sharma
Peace of mind is a perception of a calm and...
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Peace of mind is a perception of a calm and quiet mind. Debasish Mridha
A writer fills the paper with the pictures of perception,...
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A writer fills the paper with the pictures of perception, experience, and feeling of real and imaginative lives. Debasish Mridha
Art is an expression of inner perception as an outer...
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Art is an expression of inner perception as an outer reality. Debasish Mridha
In pale moonlight / the wisteria's scent / comes from...
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In pale moonlight / the wisteria's scent / comes from far away. Yosa Buson
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[H]e initially conceived of Olivier as a man of the greatest promise destroyed by a fatal flaw, the unreasoning passion for a woman dissolving into violence, desperately weakening everything he tried to do. For how could learning and poetry be defended when it produced such dreadful results and was advanced by such imperfect creatures? At least Julien did not see the desperate fate of the ruined lover as a nineteenth-century novelist or a poet might have done, recasting the tale to create some appealing romantic hero, dashed to pieces against the unyielding society that produced him. Rather, his initial opinion -- held almost to the last -- was of Olivier as a failure, ruined by a terible weakness. Iain Pears
Why then should witless man so much misweene That nothing...
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Why then should witless man so much misweene That nothing is but that which he hath seene? Edmund Spenser
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When a person believes that a God is truly concerned about the well-being of life on earth, and especially of human life, the belief adorns that person with various positive psychological elements such as emotional stability, in times of distress and a highly functional moral compass. Here this belief has nothing to do with reality whatsoever, rather it serves the evolutionary purpose of self-preservation. Abhijit Naskar
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The movie Koyaanisqatsi shows non-commented time-lapse footage and focuses our attention on the very rhythm of our civilized modern life and nature. A marijuana high can do something for a user similar to what this time-lapse footage does. The enhancement of episodic memory and the acceleration of associative streams of memories can alter and enhance our recognition of patterns in our lives in various ways. If we are presented with quick associative chains of past experiences, we can see a pattern in a body of information that is usually not at once presented to our “inner eye” as such. . Sebastian Marincolo
If you are on social media, and you are not...
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If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are using it wrong. Germany Kent
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It is great good health to believe as the Hindus do that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one s dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical. It is sickness of the profoundest kind to believe that there is one reality. There is sickness in any piece of work or any piece of art seriously attempting to suggest that the idea that there is more than one reality is somehow redundant. Clive Barker
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While we can learn or study techniques for almost anything we might want to accomplish, real understanding is not the mere accumulation of knowledge. Understanding cannot be realized by listening or reading about the realization of others. It must be achieved firsthand via substantive, direct perception in the moment. H.E. Davey
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I thought that to get to know a desert it was enough to have been there. I thought that to have seen the dogs dying along the Cholula road, or to have seen the eyes of the lepers at Chiengmai gave me the right to talk about it. To have seen! To have been there! Rubbish! The world is not a book, it proves nothing. The spaces one has crossed were dark corridors with closed doors. The faces of the women to whom one gave oneself up completely: did they speak for anyone but themselves? The cities of man are secret. One walks along their streets, one sees them shine under one's feet, but one is not there, one never enters them. The dusty fields inhabited by people who are hungry, who wait patiently, are paradises of luxury and nourishment; shining at a vast distance from intelligence, at a vast distance from reason. They are not to be subjugated. Unknown
Truth in the human world, is constructed, defined and then...
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Truth in the human world, is constructed, defined and then reconstructed by the human self. Abhijit Naskar
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Every single explanation that your brain concocts about a certain phenomenon on earth, is merely a virtual hunch of the neurons. Now, when your brain has access to more information, the resulting hunch would be more accurate, than another person who has less access. Abhijit Naskar
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When you don’t have explanation for a certain phenomenon, as a real human, you should suspend judgement, instead of concocting supernatural explanations out of ignorance and primordial fanaticism. Abhijit Naskar
It is better to be foolish than a dilettante.
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It is better to be foolish than a dilettante. Abhijit Naskar
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Form is what transforms the content of a work into its essence. Do you understand? The character of music arises out of its form like steam from water, ’ Yury Andreevich said. ‘With solid understanding of the general laws of form, which encompass all that is amenable to formulation, one can, by groping further, perceive the individual, the particular. Then, subtracting the general, one can sense a residue where wonder lurks in its purest, most undiluted form. Herein lies the goal of theory: the more fully one grasps what is available for comprehension, the more intensely the ineffable shines. Lyudmila Ulitskaya
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The purpose of education should ultimately be the advancement of the species. And for this to actually happen, the world needs the kind of education by means of which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased and the human intellect is expanded beyond its own limits. Abhijit Naskar
When you perceive through your senses, the object may be,...
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When you perceive through your senses, the object may be, of the outside world, but you see the object, inside of you, in your awareness field. Roshan Sharma
To think that we grasp the fullness of life is...
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To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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When we think of something, we create a mental image of it, and our image is then always filtered through our mental perception. We may meet someone one day when they are in a bad mood, we then make a false assumption that this person does not like us. We have created an image of this person, and now every time we meet them, we associate this person with our negative mental image of them. We don’t interact with them as they are in this moment; we interact with how we think they are. . Joseph P. Kauffman
Movement is knowledge. Art is perception
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Movement is knowledge. Art is perception Armin Houman
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by...
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It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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As humans, we have invented lots of useful kinds of lie. As well as lies-to-children ('as much as they can understand') there are lies-to-bosses ('as much as they need to know') lies-to-patients ('they won't worry about what they don't know') and, for all sorts of reasons, lies-to-ourselves. Lies-to-children is simply a prevalent and necessary kind of lie. Universities are very familiar with bright, qualified school-leavers who arrive and then go into shock on finding that biology or physics isn't quite what they've been taught so far. 'Yes, but you needed to understand that, ' they are told, 'so that now we can tell you why it isn't exactly true.' Discworld teachers know this, and use it to demonstrate why universities are truly storehouses of knowledge: students arrive from school confident that they know very nearly everything, and they leave years later certain that they know practically nothing. Where did the knowledge go in the meantime? Into the university, of course, where it is carefully dried and stored. Terry Pratchett
Your agreement with reality defines your life.
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Your agreement with reality defines your life. Steve Maraboli
Don't let societies perceptions and opinions define who you are...
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Don't let societies perceptions and opinions define who you are as a person. Where is it written that you cannot be great at more than one thing? Nyki Mack
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You are surrounded by ignorance, savagery and fanaticism. You live in a society where everyone thinks he/she knows about everything in the whole universe. If you find yourself among those intellectual idiots, then being good and humble may give rise to doubts in your mind about your own ideas. So, you must first learn to distinguish between real and shallow intellect. Then, as a self- preservation tactic, you need to let your pretence of arrogance grow as big as a Dinosaur, so that the fake intellectuals start to realize their true inferiority in front of you. Abhijit Naskar
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You must hiss at people who intend to undermine your individuality with their false pride and intellectual stupidity. You must frighten them away, lest they should do you harm. Act like you have a lot of venom inside you, but never inject them into anyone. Abhijit Naskar
Criticisms of a society filled with fools have no power...
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Criticisms of a society filled with fools have no power in them to bother the sage that has emerged from the agonizing fire of misery. Abhijit Naskar
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Never focus your attention on what the world has to say about you. Rather turn your focus inside and listen to what your inner voice has to say to you. You can find the answers to the most complicated questions of life from your deepest self. Pay attention and listen. Your inner self has to say something to you. Listen to that eternal entity within, and you shall discover the way through which you’ll reach your goal. Abhijit Naskar
Never focus your attention on what the world has to...
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Never focus your attention on what the world has to say about you. Rather turn your focus inside and listen to what your inner voice has to say to you. Abhijit Naskar
Have faith in yourself. All the power is in your...
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Have faith in yourself. All the power is in your biology already. Be conscious of that power and bring it out. Remember, truth is indestructible, virtue is indestructible, purity is indestructible. Abhijit Naskar
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All achievements begin with the simple cognitive faculties known as perception and imagination. Expand your perception. Expand your imagination. Be aware of your inner strength. Realize yourself. Realize your abilities. Be sincere to nobody else, but yourself. Keep walking on the path of bravery. Keep walking on the path of your passion. Keep walking, and do not stop until you reach your goal. And remember, there will always be another goal to be achieved. So, have pleasure from the pursuit. Abhijit Naskar
â€â€¹You can find the answers to the most complicated questions...
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â€â€¹You can find the answers to the most complicated questions of life from your deepest self. Pay attention and listen. Abhijit Naskar
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Light up the radiant flame of conscience, goodwill and compassion in your heart, and go over the length and breadth of your society in the pursuit of shedding light over the whole world. And in time, you’ll become a glorious sun that will shine over the entire human population. Abhijit Naskar
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Do not listen to a single soul, but your own inner voice. Foster your will and make it as wild as possible. Dive deep into the mysterious fathoms of the universe and accomplish your purpose by hook or by crook, even if it means going down to the bottom of the ocean to meet your doom. Abhijit Naskar
With each drop of tear that we shed in our...
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With each drop of tear that we shed in our times of excruciating pain, our brain constructs majestic new cellular connections to aid in the pursuit of our passion - in the pursuit of truth. Abhijit Naskar