Quotes: perspective

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  • Al Neuharth
    Al Neuharth
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    The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.
  • John Constable
    John Constable
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    I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
  • A. N. Wilson
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    It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.
  • Terry Pratchett
    Terry Pratchett
    English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works 1948-2015
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    It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.
  • Alan Kay
    Alan Kay
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    Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems -but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.
  • So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe.
  • There is today-in a time when old beliefs are withering-a kind of philosophical hunger, a need to know who we are and how we got here. It is an on-going search, often unconscious, for a cosmic perspective for humanity.
  • Arnold Beisser
    Arnold Beisser
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    Tragedy and comedy are but two aspects of what is real, and whether we see the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective.
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    American psychologist and author 1944-
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    Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst.
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
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    We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
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    When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
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