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PERCEPTION
[ Also see Appreciation Discernment Discovery Dullness Eyes Foresight Hindsight Instinct Intelligence Intuition Judgment Mind Observation Sense Senses Sight Tact Taste Understanding ]

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
      - Konrad Adenauer

Make a point never go clear, it is great odds that a man whose habits and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination.
      - Bishop George Berkeley

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
      - William Blake

As men of inward light are wont
  To turn their optics in upon't.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. III, canto I, l. 481)

People don't use their eyes. They never see a bird, they see a sparrow. They never see a tree, they see a birch. They see concepts.
      - Joyce Cary

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

People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
      - Euripides

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
      - Eric Hoffer

Whenever two people meet there are really six present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
      - William James

He gives us the very quintessence of perception.
      - James Russell Lowell,
        My Study Windows--Coleridge

I see a green tree. And to me it is green. And you would call the tree green also. And we would agree on this. But is the colour you see as green the same colour I see as green?
      - Carson McCullers

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
      - Anais Nin

Symmetry is what we see at a glance.
      - Blaise Pascal

The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
      - Agnes Repplier

The more sand has escaped from the hour-glass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

All papas and mammas have exactly that sort of sight which distinguishes objects at a distance clearly, while they need spectacles to see those under their very noses.
      - Giovanni Ruffini


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