Perception Quotes and Sayings

Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.
Virginia Woolf

When we become fixed in our perceptions, we lose our ability to fly.

To perceive means to immobilize … we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
– Henri Bergson

Preconcieved notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
– Merry Browne

Beyond our most stubborn misperception lies often our fondest dream.
Robert Brault

The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
– Roger Birkman

Opting for one perception eliminates all others.
– Simone Bingemer

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If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.
– Darby Bannard

Things which we see are not by themselves what we see … It remains completely unknown to us what the objects may be by themselves and apart from the receptivity of our senses. We know nothing but our manner of perceiving them.’
– Immanuel Kant

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.
– Stephen R. Covey

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
– J. Robert Oppenheimer

Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.
– Aristotle

It’s impossible to make a judgment as to which perceptions are real, and which are false, without assuming your personal view to be more valid than your neighbor’s.
– Laura Tillman

Truth is universal. Perception of truth is not.

All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

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People see what they want to see and what people want to see never has anything to do with the truth.
– Roberto Bolano

Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception–do not confuse them with facts or truth. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of men to understand the idea that EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint.
– John Moore

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
– Hans Margolius

No perspective, no perception. New perspective, new perception.
Toba Beta

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
– Al Neuharth

What the joke displays is a switch in perception. This is important in changing the way we think.
– Edward de Bono

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
– Jon Bon Jovi

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
– W.B. Yeats

What I had to learn was, that I’m responsible for my perception of things.
– Chris Robinson

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.
– Rudolf Arnheim

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We are enslaved by anything we do not consciously see. We are freed by conscious perception.
– Vernon Howard

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.
– C. W. Leadbeater

Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory
― Betty Smith

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.
William Blake

Perception is not always a reflection of the truth, but more about the context of the moment in a small window of time

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