Perception Quotes

A person hears only what they understand.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
—Arthur Schopenhauer , Studies in Pessimism: The Essays

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
—Ludwig Wittgenstein

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
—Wayne W. Dyer

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
—Leo Tolstoy

Humans see what they want to see.
—Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
—Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost (Salterton Trilogy, #1)

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

We all see only that which we are trained to see.
—Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati

Science is nothing but perception.
—Plato

There is no truth. There is only perception.
—Gustave Flaubert

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
—Robert Delaunay

Comprehension follows perception.
—Philip K. Dick

Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds.
—Steve Young

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.     
—Tom Robbins

People only see what they are prepared to see.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.     
—William Shakespeare

We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.
—Anais Nin

Perception is merely reality filtered through the prism of your soul.     
—Christopher A. Ray

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

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
—John Lubbock

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.
—C.W. Leadbeater

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
—Henry David Thoreau

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.     
—Friedrich Nietzsche

You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.
Steve Maraboli

Perception believed is reality achieved.
—Andy August

Your perceptions, because they are different from everyone else’s, provide you with the ability to see things like no one else can.     
—Gerry Reiche

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.     
—Stephen Covey

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