Quotes: perceptions

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  • Bobby Seale
    Bobby Seale
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    I'm still a political revolutionary. The fire never went out of me, but perceptions and realizations change.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    If you can't change reality, change your perceptions of it.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
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    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.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    No one is offended at not seeing everything; but one does not like to be mistaken, and that perhaps arises from the fact that man naturally cannot see everything, and that naturally he cannot err in the side he looks at, since the perceptions of our senses are always true.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    French philosopher 1859-1941
    Henri L. Bergson
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    Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
    Margaret Mead
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    The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality or give up the battle in despair.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    There's no way to remove the observer - us - from our perceptions of the world.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
    David Hume
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    They are the successive perceptions only, that constitute the mind; nor have we the most distant notion of the place, where these scenes are represented, or of the materials, of which it is compos’d
    Source: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
    David Hume
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    Thus we feign the continu’d existence of the perceptions of our senses, to remove the interruption; and run into the notion of a soul, and self, and substance, to disguise the variation.
    Source: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
    Noam Chomsky
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    We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.
  • Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd
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    We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn't. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world.
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