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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • truth

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. Sylvia Plath, poet
  • Perspective

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow, psychologist
  • Perspective

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them. John Irving, novelist
  • mistakes

If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. George Carlin, comedian
  • humanity

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. Gregory Peck, actor
  • balance

Let me fly, let me see things that are hidden from other eyes. Sonya Hartnett,
  • Perspective

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye. Samuel Johnson, author
  • Perspective

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass. Owen Feltham, author
  • glass

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity. Robert Morgan, poet
  • distance

Everything's got space between it, the planets, trees, your eyes. Your eyes get too close together, it's a whole different world. You can lose perspective. Mos Def, musician
  • between

Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small. Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • inspirational

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. Allen Klein, businessman
  • humor

Time puts things in proper perspective. Cameron Crowe, director
  • perspective

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

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important. America Ferrera, actress
  • challenges

You know, I'm a pretty mellow guy. I'm pretty easy-going. I see everyone's perspective. Paul Walker, actor
  • easy-going

I think it's going to take my whole life to sort of get people to know what my perspective is. Suzy Bogguss, musician
  • think

Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting. Leonardo DaVinci, painter
  • Perspective

Look down at me and you see a fool; Charles Manson, criminal
  • Perspective

A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence. Thomas Traherne, clergyman
  • Perspective

Perspective is the most important thing to have in life. Lauren Graham, actress
  • important

Some readers tell me, 'We always treated our maid like she was a member of the family.' You know, that's interesting, but I wonder what your maid's perspective was on that. Kathryn Stockett, novelist
  • family

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. John Constable, artist
  • beautiful

If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver, what could they say? I am also critical of myself to try and keep things in perspective. That is very important. Damon Hill, athlete
  • absolutely

From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes. John Fahey, musician
  • friends

And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay. Morris Chestnut, actor
  • being

My perspective is a lil different 'cus im from Manhattan . Kool Moe Dee, musician
  • different

Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder. Lord Barnett,
  • Perspective

I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. William Blake, poet
  • Perspective

When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy. David Cronenberg, director
  • Perspective

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective. Joe Barton, politician
  • energy

I like my friends to be the hitters. The pitchers, they all have the same brain as I do. The hitters see the game from a different perspective. Joe Mays,
  • brain

The scientific perspective of the world, especially the living world, inexorably impresses on us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing. Arthur Peacocke, theologian
  • ceasing

One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day. That puts tea parties in perspective, doesn't it? Greg Dworkin, journalist
  • billion

I enjoy catching our show whenever I can. It does get very weird to watch myself, it's always been that way, but at the same time, it's part of my job to see what kind of job I'm doing and to get a perspective on where I'm taking the character. James Lafferty, actor
  • catching

From our perspective, trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror, if you will, the war on terror that we're engaged in, this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there. Dick Cheney, vice president
  • activities

Gary Ross is amazing. He's just - he always has a billion ideas of what he wants, but has a very clear perspective also; he just makes it work. He really does. He's trying different things and making everything look amazing. Liam Hemsworth, actor
  • amazing

As women have played an increasingly important role in politics, there is no question that they've brought a different perspective, focusing attention on a broader set of issues and building alliances with other women. Dee Dee Myers, public servant
  • attention

I probably grow half my food. It's a good way to keep perspective. Emilio Estevez, actor
  • food

The fashion world has been great. We started Apple Bottoms about seven years ago; it's interesting to be able to create something from your perspective, for your fans and support. It's a little different for me, because about 70% of my fans are females. Nelly, musician
  • able

I'm a sappy mom now. I didn't think I would be. I thought I'd be a cool mom who keeps everything in perspective. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • cool

My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race. She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run. Allyson Felix, athlete
  • helps

It was probably right after I made my comeback - after retiring post-2008 Olympics - when I finally felt more at ease with my body. Being away from the sport helped put things in perspective. Alicia Sacramone, athlete
  • 2008

One must put things in perspective - I've been given a circumstance with very little time to catch form and try and get an Olympic quota for the country. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, athlete
  • catch

Things definitely got out of perspective. Katie Hoff, athlete
  • definitely

I really didn't feed off the whole Olympic experience at all, and I regret that from an athletic perspective, and also from a personal experience. I feel like I missed out, so I'm not going to do that this time. Ryan Hall, athlete
  • athletic

I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective. Delta Goodrem, actress
  • cancer

I've kind of got an out in cancer. It keeps things in perspective for me. Eric Shanteau, athlete
  • cancer

Since I started in Nascar, popularity has definitely gone up. I've become more attractive and helpful to companies that are looking for spokespersons. So from that perspective, things are going really well. Danica Patrick, celebrity
  • attractive

No one wants to hear my perspective on politics, but I think honestly as you get older, you get more interested in it. Danica Patrick, celebrity
  • hear

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. Arthur C. Clarke, writer
  • patriotism

The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective. Richard Schickel, author
  • ceaselessly

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation. Henry Anatole Grunwald, editor
  • actions

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks. Irving R. Kaufman, judge
  • history

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation. Ted Koppel, journalist
  • crying

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • arms

In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one. W. H. Auden, poet
  • class

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
  • ability

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. Truman Capote, novelist
  • born

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more. Brian Koslow,
  • accomplish

One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground. Sonny Perdue, politician
  • apparent

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings. Hugh Jackman, actor
  • becoming

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important. Tom Hanks, actor
  • bad

The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way - the way God intended it to be - by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space. Roger B. Chaffee, astronaut
  • beautiful

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN. Alan Perlis, scientist
  • attitude

I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people. Bryce Dallas Howard, actress
  • aid

If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective. Danny Bonaduce, actor
  • become

The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it's going to be. The backers accept that they don't know what they are going to get. Mike Leigh, director
  • accept

At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want, and what is your priority order. I feel that today I know what I want. That's the problem with perspective, as well as focus and concentration. Nick Cave, musician
  • between

My perspective is that you should be IN the world, but not OF the world. Dave Davies, musician
  • perspective

The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing. Alphonso Jackson, public servant
  • ability

Why then should witless man so much misweene That nothing is but that which he hath seene? Edmund Spenser, poet
  • faith

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright, comedian
  • humor

A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. Richard Avedon, photographer
  • accuracy

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. Douglas Adams, writer
  • humor

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. Horace Walpole, author
  • comedy

Electricity is really just organized lighting George Carlin, comedian
  • anarchy

Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace - it lends perspective. Paul Anka, musician
  • canada

There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to. Eddie Bernice Johnson, politician
  • bring

Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective. Kenneth L. Pike, sociologist
  • behavior

How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective. Suzanne Vega, musician
  • different

A good lesson in keeping your perspective is: Take your job seriously but don't take yourself seriously. Thomas P. O'Neill, politician
  • job

I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money. Christine McVie, musician
  • bit

I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith. Ryan Gosling, actor
  • character

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people. Chen Shui-bian, statesman
  • accept

I've said we need to look at things from the perspective of working people and taxpayers, not from the perspective of government and government officials. Scott McCallum, politician
  • government

I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort. Rowan Williams, theologian
  • being

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way. Kevin Garnett, athlete
  • basketball

Why would you create a movie for black people if you don't understand the history and perspective of the people you are doing it for? You need historical perspective to make sound decisions. Tim Reid, actor
  • black

And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad. John Rowland, politician
  • all

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought. Herman Kahn, scientist
  • aspects

It's very easy to make certain decisions that affect your life that you have no perspective on. Jena Malone, actress
  • affect

There are lots of stories about my culture that I think bring a whole other perspective to who we are and where we have been and how we got here that I think need to be done. Joe Morton, actor
  • bring

I still write the same way and have the same perspective. Kenneth Edmonds, musician
  • perspective

A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well. Morris Chestnut, actor
  • dealing

I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions. James D'arcy,
  • centuries

Eventually the bad stuff I'm writing turns into better stuff. Other times, I've just walked away from what I was working on, and figured I'd have a better perspective when I came back to it. Margaret Haddix, author
  • bad

I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at. Nicholas Brendon, actor
  • laughed

In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left. John Podesta, lawyer
  • best

He hasn't said whether he remembers the episode itself - or, if he doesn't, whether that is because it never happened or because it happened too often to keep track. More important, he hasn't said what he thinks about it all from the perspective of 2003. Michael Kinsley, journalist
  • episode

My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college. Dana Hill, actress
  • acting

Everyone sees drama from his own perspective. Jean-Marie Le Pen, politician
  • drama

It makes you more open, it gives you perspective, having a child. Tracey Ullman, comedian
  • child

Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions. Barney Frank, politician
  • power

One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service. John M. McHugh, politician
  • america

I am certain more emergency supplemental bills will be needed before this process is concluded. In fact, there is a point I have repeated several times recently which keeps the enormity of this situation in perspective. Jo Bonner, politician
  • bills

Passion has always been important to me. That won't change. What changes in a woman's perspective. I mean, I have two kids now. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. That changes the equation. Jody Watley, musician
  • balancing

It's a new perspective where I got a role in and they are just spewed out of my mouth. Kerry King, musician
  • mouth

So from an actor's perspective, you really have no idea how you're acting. Ice T, musician
  • acting

Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life. Neil Diamond, musician
  • chelsea

I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States. Paul Cellucci, politician
  • important

Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family. Paul Cellucci, politician
  • basic

To put that into some perspective, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore had first taken the idea of the Kyoto Protocol up to the Congress, the United States Senate voted it down 95 to nothing. Christine Todd Whitman, politician
  • gore

One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago. Jonathan Carroll, author
  • five

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented. Philip Zimbardo, psychologist
  • become

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented. L. Neil Smith, writer
  • avoid

I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It's not that I don't want success, but I now know I can have success at a lower level and make much more money doing it by myself. I make $6 or $7 bucks a record vs. nothing off those other records. Matthew Sweet, musician
  • bucks

If you need to take a step back from day-to-day operations and plot out the long-term direction of your user experience strategy, consultants can give you a perspective you can't get on your own. Jesse James Garrett, businessman
  • consultants

That's what makes a character interesting from an actor's perspective - the more screwed up, the better. Jeri Ryan, actress
  • actor

If you're religious, it gives you a perspective. Martha Beck, author
  • gives

The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician's perspective. Melissa Auf der Maur, musician
  • companies

When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them. Allen Klein, businessman
  • changes

It's no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean. Bob Schieffer, journalist
  • add

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. Dee Hock, businessman
  • ability

Though my books are written from a historical perspective, I have goon so far back that I am in the realm of prehistorical speculation rather than simple historical fact to weave my stories around. Jean M. Auel, writer
  • books

And I think I have a perspective about Hollywood that you don't see very often in the press. Patricia Heaton, actress
  • hollywood

As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know. Henry Reed, writer
  • abide

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective. John Clayton, clergyman
  • existence

I recognize that virtually every company that comes in here has a perspective. It's often not difficult to understand why they have the perspective that they have. Charles James,
  • comes

All I can do is assess the value from Manchester United perspective. Whatever Chelsea do, they may have a different criteria, and different financial assets. David Gill, scientist
  • assess

I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare. Jodie Foster, actress
  • anna

We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking. Joel Osteen, clergyman
  • perspectives

As a viewer, I care about people, I care about characters, I care about perspective. Casey Neistat,
  • people

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