quote by Steve de Shazer

Where you stand determines what you see and what you do not see; it determines also the angle you see it from; a change in where you stand changes everything.

— Steve de Shazer

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Viewpoint quote And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

I simply cannot accept that there are on every story two equal and logical sides to an argument.

It is a strange fact, characteristic of the incomplete state of our current knowledge, that totally opposite conclusions are drawn about prehistoric conditions on Earth, depending on whether the problem is approached from the biological or the geophysical viewpoint.

Viewpoint quote No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for.
No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for.

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.

You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as something negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and help us go further than we ever knew we could go.


The early church didn’t say, ‘Look what the world is coming to!’ They said, ‘Look what has come into the world’!

When I circled the moon and looked back at Earth, my outlook on life and my viewpoint of Earth changed... Earth is a spaceship, just like Apollo - and just like Apollo, the crew must learn to live and work together. We must learn to manage the resources of this world with new imagination.

The secret of success is to understand the viewpoint of others.

People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

The dullard finds even wine tasteless, while the sorcerer is intoxicated by the mere sight of water.


The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs.

The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.

Veganism isn’t just a strict vegetarian diet;

it is a complete philosophical viewpoint. It is practical in outlook, simple to understand and aspires to the highest environmental and spiritual values. I am sure it holds the key to a future lifestyle for a humane planetary guardianship.

Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.

A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics.


Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.

The human mind moves always forward, alters its viewpoint and enlarges its thought substance, and the effect of these changes is to render past systems of thinking obsolete or, when they are preserved, to extend, to modify and subtly or visibly to alter their value.

Friends become wiser together through a healthy clash of viewpoints.

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.

I am a storyteller from a personal viewpoint.

When I run out of people I invent ghosts. I don't believe in ghosts. Never saw one.


Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.

As far as viewpoints, I think I'm more well-rounded and definitely more educated, and probably more hopeful than I used to be. I think when you're young and you get into a cause, you get frustrated with it within a few years, or six months.

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace.

When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Society is not homogeneous, and those who do not deliberately close their eyes have to recognize that men differ greatly from one another from the physical, moral, and intellectual viewpoints.

The way to really live is to die. The passport to living is to imagine yourself in your grave. Imagine you're lying in your coffin....Now look at your problems from that viewpoint. Changes everything, doesn't it?


It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace.

When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.

In order for the State in the person of school officials to justify prohibition of a particular expression of opinion, it must be able to show that its action was caused by something more than a mere desire to avoid the discomfort and unpleasantness that always accompany an unpopular viewpoint.

God's viewpoint is sometimes different from ours - so different that we could not even guess at it unless He had given us a Book which tells us such things....In the Bible I learn that God values us not for our strenght or our brains but simply because He has made us.

Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are a pawn in his game of cosmic chess.


No one in the world can take the place of your mother.

Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones.

I want to hear an alternative viewpoint, and I don't want girls to be defanged and declawed and pretty and mute.

Every viewpoint is a view from a point.

A leader these days needs to be a host - one who convenes diversity;

who convenes all viewpoints in creative processes where our mutual intelligence can come forth.

I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint.

.. Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need.

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