75 Famous Perception Quotes and Sayings


Looking for the best perception quotes? We’ve compiled a list of inspirational, famous quotes and sayings about perception.

75 Famous Perception Quotes and Sayings

  1. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -Marcus Aurelius

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  2. Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.– Aristotle

  3. You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality. -Steve Maraboli

  4. Your agreement with reality defines your life.– Steve Maraboli

  5. A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

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  6. A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. -Christian Dior

  7. All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. -George Eliot

  8. All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.- – Leonardo Da Vinci

  9. All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.– Rudolf Arnheim

  10. All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.– George Bernard Shaw

  12. Beyond our most stubborn misperception lies often our fondest dream.– Robert Brault

  13. Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. -Camille Pissarro

  14. Do not say,it is morning, and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.– Rabindranath Tagore

  15. Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.–EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint.– John Moore

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  16. 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 Adams

  17. If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.– Angelina Jolie

  18. If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.? William Blake

  19. If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.– Darby Bannard

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  20. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

  21. It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. -Carl Jung

  22. It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you’re not. -Michael Ondaatje

  23. 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

  24. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. -Henry David Thoreau

  25. Knowledge is love and light and vision. -Helen Keller

  26. Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory? Betty Smith

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  27. Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

  28. Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view. -Obi-Wan Kenobi

  29. Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.– Jon Bon Jovi

  30. No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.– Ansel Adams

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  31. Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.– Hans Margolius

  32. Our daily decisions create the scrapbook of our life. -Mary Anne Radmacher

  33. Our understanding is correlative to our perception.-Robert Delaunay

  34. Our vulgar perception is not concerned with other than vulgar phenomena. -Samuel Beckett

  35. People only see what they are prepared to see. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  36. People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.– Roberto Bolano

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  37. Perception and reality are two different things.– Tom Cruise

  38. Perception believed is reality achieved. -Andy August

  39. Perception is created and twisted so quickly.– Louis C.K

  40. Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul. -Christopher A. Ray

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  41. Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds.-Steve Young

  42. Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.– Miyamoto Musashi

  43. Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.– Merry Brown

  44. Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large.– George Carlin

  45. The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.-Robert Delaunay

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  46. The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.– Al Neuharth

  47. The dung beetle, seeing its child on the wall, thinks it sees a pearl on a thread.– Arabic Proverb

  48. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. -Robertson Davies

  49. The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.– Henri Bergson

  50. The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of. -Charles H. Parkhurst

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  51. The perception of identity is so intimately bound up with the perception of the human form. -David Hanson

  52. The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.– Roger Birkman

  53. The universe is change; life is your perception of it.– Marcus Aurelius

  54. The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes– Marcel Proust

  55. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.– W.B. Yeats

  56. There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.– Ansel Adams

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  57. There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.– J. Robert Oppenheimer

  58. There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. -Aldous Huxley

  59. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. -William Shakespeare

  60. Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.– Humphrey Bogart

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  61. Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.– Virginia Woolf

  62. To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.– Stephen R. Covey

  63. To perceive means to immobilize … we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.- – Henri Bergson

  64. Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. -Claudia Black

  65. We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.– Vernon Howard

  66. We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. -Marianne Williamson

  67. We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. -Epictetus

  68. We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. -Anais Nin

  69. We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.– Stephen R. Covey

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  70. We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. -Virginia Satir

  71. What I had to learn was, that I’m responsible for my perception of things.– Chris Robinson

  72. What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think.– Edward de Bono

  73. What we see depends mainly on what we look for. -John Lubbock

  74. What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.– C.S. Lewis

  75. When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly.


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