Perception Quotes and Sayings

Just remember that sometimes the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.
John Green

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
– Claudia Black

If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually destitute, that is exactly what you will be.
– Robert Collier

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.
– Stephen Covey

Your perceptions, because they are different from everyone else’s, provide you with the ability to see things like no one else can.
– Gerry Reiche

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
– Virginia Satir

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.
– Epictetus

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.
– Marianne Williamson

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
– John Lubbock

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
– Charles H. Perkhurst

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
George Eliot

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
– Carl Jung

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake

Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul.
– Christopher A. Ray

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Perception is demonstrably an active rather than a passive process; it constructs rather than records ‘reality’.
– Michael Michalko

Heightened perception is the goal: becoming more aware of how you see, not just what you see.
– Michael Kimmelman

Perception is a guess or estimate of what is ‘out there’ depending on how we read the clues; therefore it can never be absolute and often is unreliable.
– Earl Kelley

If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.
– Edward de Bono

Always let intuitive perception precede analysis.
– Darby Bannard

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
– Miyamoto Musashi

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view.
– Obi-Wan Kenob

No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is — in other words, not a thing, but a think.
– Penelope Fitzgerald

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

Our vulgar perception is not concerned with other than vulgar phenomena.
– Samuel Beckett

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What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.
C.S. Lewis

Perception is created and twisted so quickly.
– Louis C.K

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Aldous Huxley

Perception and reality are two different things.
Tom Cruise

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