You can't control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.
When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.
What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34
Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.
To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.
We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious crime to go free simply because that person believed his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.
My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.
It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate.
Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
I love the irony. I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I'm being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.