Point Of View Quotes

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.

He (George Bernard Shaw) is a daring pilgrim who has set out from the grave to find the cradle. He started from points of view which no one else was clever enough to discover, and he is at last discovering points of view which no one else was ever stupid enough to ignore.

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they consute with absolute truth.

How strange it is to see with how much passion people see things only in their own fashion.

All proffered samples of learning must go to the same assay-room and be subjected to common tests. It is the essence of all dogmatic faiths to hold that any such “show-down” is sacrilegious and perverse. The characteristic of religion, from their point of view, is that it is intellectually secret, not public; peculiarly revealed, not […]

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage – to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature – is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.