The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man's troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.— Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Most Powerful Overlooks quotations
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
You've got to try a little kindness, yes show a little kindness Just shine your light for everyone to see. And if you try a little kindness, Then you'll overlook the blindness Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
I see myself as a flashlight in the dark. I'm not trying to be overlooked anymore.
Oppressors do not get to be oppressors in a single sweep.
They manage it because little by little, we make them that. We overlook too much in the beginning and wonder why we lost control in the end.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.
Don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.
In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.
You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more
Bright was the summer's noon when quickening steps Followed each other till a dreary moor Was crossed, a bare ridge clomb, upon whose top Standing alone, as from a rampart's edge, I overlooked the bed of Windermere, Like a vast river, stretching in the sun.
But Portugal has a peaceful feel about it.
I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.
Conceit spoils the finest genius.
It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
As a scientist I must be mindful of the past;
all too often it has happened that matters of great value to science were overlooked because the new phenomenon did not fit the accepted scientific outlook of the time.
The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked.
Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.
Conceit spoils the finest genius?and the great charm of all power is modesty.
The month of Ramadan is the world's most widespread fast and yet its teachings are minimised, neglected and even betrayed (through literal application of rules that overlooks their ultimate objective).
Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it's easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn't earn the right to vote for another eight years.
It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian.
Before getting meningitis, I was such a hypochondriac, worrying about the slightest ache. Ironically, I overlooked meningitis because the symptoms seemed like flu. I guess you don't realise how healthy you are until it is taken away from you.
Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns.
Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.
At times we feel wounded, hurt, disappointed, disgusted, resentful, sick of it all. At other times we feel skeptical, outraged, robbed, beaten. We chafe, hate, overlook. Then again we feel like ignoring, defying and fighting for every right that belongs to us as human beings.
Confidence is very important - even pretending to be confident.
If you make a mistake but do not let your opponent see what you are thinking then he may overlook the mistake.
All of the young people - the artsy people, people who get overlooked because they're weird or they don't have hype around them - need to get some shine.
Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature;
and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.