Perception Quotes

It’s just what usually happens is propaganda from the right is perceived as actuality, and propaganda from the left is perceived as propaganda.

The eye of wealth is elevated towards higher stations, and seldom descends to examine the actions of those who are placed below the level of its notice, and who in distant regions and lower situations are struggling with distress, or toiling for bread. Among the multitudes overwhelmed with insuperable calamity, it is common to find […]

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Circumstances and situations do color life but you have been given the mind to choose what […]

There comes into my mind such an indescribable, infinite, all-absorbing, divine, heavenly pleasure, a sense of elevation and expansion, and I have naught to do with it. I perceive that I am dealt with superior powers. This is a pleasure, a joy, an existence which I have not procured myself. I speak as a witness […]

Among those who have endeavoured to promote learning and rectify judgment, it has long been customary to complain of the abuse of words, which are often admitted to signify things so different that, instead of assisting the understanding as vehicles of knowledge, they produce error, dissension, and perplexity, because what is affirmed in one sense […]

The young boy stood looking up the road to the future. In the distance both sides appeared to converge together. ‘That is due to perspective, when you reach there the road is as wide as it is here’ said a wise old man. The young boy set off on the road, but as he went […]

Few have strength of reason to overrule the perceptions of sense, and yet fewer have curiosity or benevolence to struggle long against the first impression: he who therefore fails to please in his salutation and address is at once rejected, and never obtains an opportunity of showing his latest excellences or essential qualities.

When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.

There are some minds like either convex or concave mirrors, which represent objects such as they receive them, but never receive them as they are.

It would be as useless to perceive how things ‘actually look’ as it would be to watch the random dots on untuned television screens.