Point Of View Quotes

When the other fellow takes a long time, he’s slow. But when I take a long time, I’m thorough. When the other fellow doesn’t do it, he is lazy. But when I don’t do it, I’m too busy. When the other fellow does something without being told, He’s overstepped his bounds. But when I do […]

Our ability to look at the same thing from the perspective of other people… By the utterly mysterious power of the imagination, that strange ability to make present what is absent and to make ourselves absent from our immediate presence and present to some absent perspective, we are able to put ourselves in the other’s […]

Two men look out through the same bars; One sees the mud, and one the stars.

Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree Discussing thing as they’re said to be. Said one to another, “Now listen, you two, There’s a certain rumor that cannot be true, That man descends from our noble race- The very idea is a disgrace. No monkey ever deserted his wife, Starved her babies and ruined her […]

Point of view must mean more than mere prejudice; it should express conclusions reached by that painful process known as thinking. And when new facts or factors are presented, free men shoul be as vigilant to change their viewpoints as to confirm them.

The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life coming flowing in.

The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.

Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, “If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realize that this also is God.” The Christian replies, “Don’t talk damned nonsense.”

How can the modern relativist exercise tolerance if he doesn’t believe in anything to begin with? It is not hard to exhibit toleration toward a point of view if you have no point of view of your own with which that point of view conflicts.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.