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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
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You must have a positive self perception in order to transcend anything. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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To come to your senses you have to go out of your mind. Alan Watts, philosopher
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After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela, statesman
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One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller, author
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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Harper Lee, novelist
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See simplicity in the complicated.Achieve greatness in little things. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak. Anonymous,
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To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright. Walter Benjamin, critic
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We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are. Anais Nin, author
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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Perception is reality. Lee Atwater, politician
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It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens, novelist
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In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. Thomas Szasz, psychologist
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Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large. George Carlin, comedian
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Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. Wallace Stevens, poet
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If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me. Angelina Jolie, actress
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It's all in the mind. George Harrison, musician
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In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher
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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller, author
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The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it. Agnes Repplier, writer
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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith, economist
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Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. Edward De Bono, psychologist
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The dung beetle, seeing its child on the wall, thinks it sees a pearl on a thread. Arabic Proverbs,
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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
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Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution. G. K. Chesterton, writer
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The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them. G. K. Chesterton, writer
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The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg. Hans Christian Andersen, author
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No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking. Ruth Benedict, scientist
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However, 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, poet
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I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person. Martha Gellhorn, journalist
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Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer
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All seems infected that the infected spy,As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye. Alexander Pope, poet
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Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity. Ezra Pound, poet
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The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. George Sand, novelist
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I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me. Elijah Wood, actor
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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel Adams, photographer
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The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees. Erwin Schrödinger,
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So, my argument is that as we become more and more scientifically literate, it Douglas Adams, writer
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Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. Amos Bronson Alcott, educator
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To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. Henri Bergson, philosopher
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To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize there stands myself. And what I do not recognize I shall continue not to recognize. Andre Breton, poet
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You are only as wise as others perceive you to be. M. Shawn Cole,
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He gives us the very quintessence of perception, James Russell Lowell, poet
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We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view. Mao Tse Tung,
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Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius,
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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing. H. L. Mencken, writer
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We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see. Charles Peguy, philosopher
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There is no truth. There is only perception. Gustave Flaubert, novelist
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The perception of beauty is a moral test. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Anybody who's ever gone through a hard time - any outsider's perception, no matter how much information they're given, they have no idea what the person's life is like. Amy Grant, musician
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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, poet
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When we visualize something, we establish a relationship to the thing itself, not to some mere subjective representation of it inside us. Medard Boss,
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Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. Andrea Dworkin, critic
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Maybe it M. C. (Maurits Cornelis) Escher,
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The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble. Remy De Gourmont, novelist
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With spiritual work, the terms 'is' or 'are' become progressively replaced by the term 'seems to', which is due to the increasing realization of the degree to which perception is the mask that hinders truth. David R. Hawkins,
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Nihil est in intellectu quod non fuit prius in sensu:Nothing is in the understanding, which was not first perceived by some of the senses. John Locke, philosopher
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The unlived life is not worth examining. Tom Morris,
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Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon,
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The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. Al Neuharth,
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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, physicist
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By speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration. Jos,
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The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of. Charles H. Perkhurst,
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Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul. Christopher A. Ray,
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Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake. Richard Rorty, philosopher
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Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them. Harold Wallace Ross,
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Poetry has to be something more than a conception of the mind. It has to be a revelation of nature. Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential. Wallace Stevens, poet
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Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-minded people than thoughtless. Marquis De Vauvenargues,
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The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. Virginia Woolf, author
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I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion. Samuel Alito,
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The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Jim Bunning, politician
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I'm from the bottom, I understand what it's like to have and to not have. My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people's shoes and go from there. So that's what I did. Kevin Garnett, athlete
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When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies. Mark Kirk, politician
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I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There's still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy. Gary Oldman, actor
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I've always talked to players about perception and reality. I don't worry about perception. There may be some of that, that people want to attach to a good name, but the reality is that some good things can happen. Tony Dungy, coach
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People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do? Eric Davis, athlete
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There's this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there's no talent you won't get the part. Lily Collins, actress
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I think the moment that I'm very proud of is building a business without using animals. And, hopefully, changing people's perception of how you can do luxury fashion. Stella McCartney, designer
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I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change. Danica McKellar, actress
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I'm a real relationship person - contrary to public perception. I'm either in one or I'm not. Sienna Miller, actress
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In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us. Wesley Morris, critic
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I think it takes a lot of trickery to keep up with the media and its perception of you. I don't know if I have it in me most of the time to care. The music is made first, and the interviews or photos to keep it alive come later as a necessary evil, I suppose. Jack White, musician
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You're guilty until proven innocent. Perception is reality, that's the way that it is in this world. Chris Webber, athlete
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I think perception is important. Jeff Gordon, athlete
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There are children playing in the streets 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, physicist
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Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions. A. E. Housman, poet
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I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. Angelina Jolie, actress
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Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality. Bill Owens, politician
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I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me. Brad Pitt, actor
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The perception is that more important people watch news in the evenings than in the mornings. Reese Schonfeld, journalist
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Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception. Alan Moore, writer
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Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. Alban Berg, composer
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The new limitations are the human ones of perception. Milton Babbitt, composer
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Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information. Samuel Dash, lawyer
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Why then should witless man so much misweene That nothing is but that which he hath seene? Edmund Spenser, poet
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When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.. Thomas Stephen Szasz,
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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, poet
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A European says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with me? An American says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with him? I make no suggestion that one side or other is right, but observation over many years leads me to believe it is true. Terry Pratchett, author
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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, novelist
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I'm not interested in trying to work on people's perceptions. I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem. Jim Brown, athlete
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The really explicit phrase is doors of perception. Marianne Faithfull, musician
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Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, scientist
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But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based. Seamus Heaney, poet
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You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception. Henri Bergson, philosopher
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When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves. Henri Bergson, philosopher
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Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing. Will Wright, scientist
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I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. Rick Allen, drummer
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Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that's going on is not memetic. Susan Blackmore, writer
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It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not. Michael Ondaatje, author
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I'm inspired by nature. Other artist's work is important for developing my perception. Mike Thompson, politician
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The thing of it is though that's the only way people know you, they see you in that roll and they see you in person and they only know the perception of what you are. David Selby, actor
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Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color. James J. Gibson, psychologist
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There has been a great gulf in psychological thought between the perception of space and objects on one hand and the perception of meaning on the other. James J. Gibson, psychologist
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The perception of what a thing is and the perception of what it means are not separate, either. James J. Gibson, psychologist
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But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events. Muhammad Iqbal, poet
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In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know. John Le Carre, writer
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How it shaped my perception is this: I have become so indelibly identified as a character in pop culture that it has forced me to go deeply within myself to get a very very rock solid sense, to myself, of who I am. Thomas Wilson,
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The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, statesman
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No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area. Michael Scheuer, public servant
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This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception. Robert Teeter, politician
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While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him. Robert Teeter, politician
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My own perception of that is somewhat colored by where people ask my advice, which is still, of course, about changes to Python internals or at least standard libraries. Guido van Rossum, scientist
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In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires. Alan Autry, actor
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I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. Kenny G, musician
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Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception - that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data, or something like that. David Chalmers, philosopher
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My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries, one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members. The new members are in various stages of development. Sellapan Ramanathan, statesman
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If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn. Floyd Abrams, lawyer
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Oddly my name has been no professional help at all! It seems to have made no difference. I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his enormous psychological perception. Joanna Trollope, novelist
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It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual. Alexander Fleming, scientist
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These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know. John Hume, politician
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I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private. Jennifer Connelly, actress
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Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception. H. P. Blavatsky, philosopher
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And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer
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My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard. Val Kilmer, actor
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After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do. Jim Harrison, writer
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I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song. Deborah Cox, musician
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Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families. Jill Bennett, actress
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It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be. Alan Hansen, athlete
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Being famous hasn't changed my perception of myself - I've just grown up. Cat Deeley, celebrity
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In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli. Jerome Bruner, psychologist
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Some would suggest that there has been a dramatic change in our perception of the world and ourselves within the world. Others have observed that there has been an almost complete about-face in a relatively short span of time. Alex Campbell, politician
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There's this perception sometimes around here that I'm this Hollywood guy. Harry Anderson, actor
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For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be. Origen, theologian
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I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I'm not whining and moaning inside as much. Ione Skye, actress
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I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, activist
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