quotes tagged with 'perception'
Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives
Author: Aldous Huxley, Source: Looking Glass Wars
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception
Author: Francis Frangipane, Source: The Three Battlegrounds
"...in order to discern, you cannot react. To perceive, you must make yourself blind to what seems apparent. People may react to you, but you cannot react to them. You must always remain forgiving in nature, for the demons you cast out will challenge you, masquerading as the very voice of the person you seek to deliver. You must discern the difference between the oppressing spirit and the person oppressed."
Author: Sir John Lubbock, Source: unknown
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Author: John Maynard Keynes, Source: unknown
It is a mistake to think businessmen are more immoral than politicians.
Author: Science of Identity Foundation, Source: http://www.scienceofidentity.org/lectures-by-jagad-guru
Perception Takes Place in the Mind, But the Perceiver Is Separate from the Mind
Its lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for "realistic" goals, paradoxically making them the most time-and energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $10,000,000 than it is $1,000,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p. 50
Jean-Marc had passed the point of no return, but it didn't matter. After two weeks of adjusting to the breakfast, lunch and dinner (Mush a la Ghana), he had no desire to escape. The most basic of foods and good friends proved to be the only real necessities, and what would seem like a disaster from the outside was the most life-affirming epiphany he'd ever experienced: The worst really wasn't that bad. To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things aren't as serious as you make them out to be.Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p 45
We receive light from the Lord. This can happen to us when we study the scriptures and “our eyes [are] opened and our understandings [are] enlightened” (D&C 76:12). Daily scripture study turns on the light of our spiritual perception and opens our understandings to further knowledge. I try to read from the scriptures at the close of the day. It brings a remarkable peace. I sleep better by doing this.Author: President James E. Faust, Source: Put Light in Your Life. fireside talk given on September 8, 20...
the pessimist complains about the wind,Author: unknown, Source: unknown
the optimist expects it to change,
and the realist adjusts the sails.