Archive for the ‘Perception’ Category

The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.

de Tocqueville, Alexis

—Alexis de Tocqueville

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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.


—Aldous Huxley

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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.


—Epictetus, Greek Philosopher, 55 AD – 135 AD

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

Mark Twain







–Mark Twain

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What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

–Epictetus, Greek Philosopher, 55 AD – 135 AD

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