Perspective Quotes

Carl Sagan

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the
The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.. Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no facts, only interpretations.

A.J. Darkholme

We are not slaves of the past, nor servants of the present, but masters of the future.

A.J. Darkholme

No army is comprised of all the same kinds of units or types of troops. There is power in diversity. If you always see only one choice, or use only one option, you will surely lose more than you win.

Douglas Adams

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface
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.

George Carlin

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.

Amit Ray

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,

Amit Ray

Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.. Amit Ray
Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.

Joss Whedon

Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.

A.J. Darkholme

Trust is not a gasoline-soaked blanket that succumbs to the matches of betrayal, never able to be used for its warmth again; it’s a tapestry that wears thin in places, but can be patched over if you have the right materials, circumstances, and patience to repair it. If you don’t, you’re always the one who feels the coldest when winter comes.

A.J. Darkholme

The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Every person sees the world through lenses of his or her own design - individual goggles that alter focus and perspective as desired. For those who wish the world to be dark and ugly and unapproachable, it is. But for those who wish it to be beautiful, it is a garden playground blooming with bright, happy colors.

Joseph J. Ellis

If he (John Adams) could not control events, he could at least record them for posterity – perhaps the ultimate form of control.

J.J. Scarisbrick

Peter Aykroyd has a wonderful eye for the telling detail, cameos that stick in the mind. Thse are the little touches that make it past come alive.

Anthony Liccione

One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk
One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations.

A.J. Darkholme

Anything you dream [can] be yours simply because you've focused on the steps you could take instead of the distance to get there.

A.J. Darkholme

Every man walks his own path, and every path has its fair share of locked doors. You never know who holds the key to a door you’ll need to open one day, so you best treat people as if they are all keyholders.

J.M. Barrie

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

Ashly Lorenzana

If you love yourself the most at your happiest moments, there is no reason not to be fond of who you are in the dark.

Vera Nazarian

Incidentally, the world is magical.
Magic is simply what's off our human scale... at the moment.

Michel De Montaigne

Can anything be imagined so ridiculous, that this miserable and wretched creature [man], who is not so much as master of himself, but subject to the injuries of all things, should call himself master and emperor of the world, of which he has not power to know the least part, much less to command the whole?

Orison Swett Marden

You will find the whole world will change to you when you change your attitude toward it.

Joss Whedon

There’s a fine line between support and stalking and let’s all stay on the right side of that.

Steven Wright

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

P.G. Wodehouse

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.

George Carlin

Electricity is really just organized lightning

Horace Walpole

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Masashi Kishimoto

People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define Reality. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? Merely vague concepts… Their Reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.

Joan F. Marques

When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.

Beyoncé Knowles

I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid.

The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.

Whoopi Goldberg

Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.

John Lubbock

What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.

Corrie Ten Boom

Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.

Richard Avedon

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.

Toba Beta

Smartass Disciple: Master, I’m going to change the whole world.
Master of Stupidity: It changes within you. It changes without you.

Neil Gaiman

It's harder to pick and choose when you're dead. It's like a photograph, you know. It doesn't matter as much.

E.E. Cummings

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.

Claudia Gray

Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there.

Toba Beta

When you feel life at crossroads,
you need higher perspective view.

Unknown Author

My story is of such marvel that if it were written with a needle on the corner of an eye, it would yet serve as a lesson to those who seek wisdom.

Annie Dillard

There are 1,198,500,000 people alive now in China.
To get a feel for what that means, simply take yourself - in all your singularity, importance, complexity, and love - and multiply by 1,198,500,000.
See? Nothing to it.

J.S.B. Morse

I've learned far too much to know everything.

C. JoyBell C.

Yesterday I was sad, today I am happy! Yesterday I had a problem, today I still have the same problem! But today I changed the way I look at it!

Kristi Bowman

You can enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness in life despite challenging circumstances. It's all in how you think about it.

Seth D.

Be like the flower, content with its nature.

Robert Murray McCheyne

Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little In comparison to eternal realities.-

Richelle E. Goodrich

It is a fact that one man can be deliriously happy in the exact situation that causes another man to wither from depression.

Richelle E. Goodrich

There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened, discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be.

Donald L. Hicks

Happiness and Unhappiness are not things that just happen to you, they are a choice. They are a perspective.
Smile, and think about that for a moment. Now smile some more.
Not that hard is it?

Dennis Hopper

In a world where the dead have returned to life, the word" trouble' loses much of its meaning.

Jake Jesser

How do you give something away with the knowledge that you will get it back in three days, and then claim it to be the 'Ultimate Sacrifice'?

Habeeb Akande

I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be.

William R. Inge

The world as it is is the world as God sees it, not as we see it. Our vision is distorted, not so much by the limits of finitude as by sin and ignorance. But the more we raise ourselves in the scale of being, the more will our ideas about God and the world correspond to reality.

Angela N. Blount

Have you ever tried thinking of God as a person instead of an all-powerful vending machine that never gives you the right amount of change? He has feelings too, you know.

Elizabeth George

Looking at your day from a “golden day” perspective helps you prioritize.

Laura Lane

When we see everyone the way God sees them, all their frailties and weaknesses as well as their strengths,we can learn to treat them tenderly. We must also view ourselves from God's perspective: lovingly, tenderly, and patiently. We can do the same with our spouses and other children or family members.

Alain De Botton

The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.

Richie Singh

Reality is, Hope and Despair lie in the same places.
And they're just a matter of perspective.

What changed my perspective, was her.

Daniel Wallace

He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.

Carl Sagan

Those at too great a distance may, I am well are, mistake ignorance for perspective.

Oscar Wilde

The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.

Jennifer Haigh

The story of my family. . .changes with the teller.

Joseph Campbell

With the moon walk, the religious myth that sustained these notions could no longer be held. With our view of earthrise, we could see that the earth and the heavens were no longer divided but that the earth is in the heavens. (105)

Mary McCarthy

I really tried, or so I thought, to avoid lying, but it seemed to me that they forced it on me by the difference in their vision of things, so that I was always transposing reality for them into something they could understand.

Derek Landy

It all depends on what people you're talking about helping. That's the wonderful think about just about every religion on the planet - they're all so incredibly selfish.

Brian A. Jackson

Once one follows the ideals of any specific ideology, they lose some ability to see the world outside of those pre-filtered glasses.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We gain new perspectives on life after every voyage.

Lailah Gifty Akita

After every voyage, we bring with us renewed mind, refreshed soul and new viewpoints on life.

Buky Ojelabi

t’s not what others have said that hurt us the most. It’s the lies we believed
t’s not what others have said that hurt us the most. It’s the lies we believed about ourselves that caused us the most pain and hurt.

Rob Liano

Many people see a brick wall as an obstacle, when it's really a 'how to' for achieving success. You have to build either of them one brick at a time.

Buky Ojelabi

The older I get, the more I realize that I am not just the student, but
The older I get, the more I realize that I am not just the student, but I am my own teacher as well.

Gino Norris

MANAGE YOUR MOOD: Name 1 thing that surprised you today...Name 1 thing that moved you...Name 1 thing that inspired you...


The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits.

Seamus Heaney

Believe that a further shore is reachable from here.

Chris Prentiss

What we call coincidences, accidental and remarkable events occurring at the same time, are actually circumstances and events that have come into your life to serve a purpose- and that purpose is to benefit you.

Chris Prentiss

When you change the way you see and interpret events, suddenly everything will be different for you. Everything will make sense.

Chris Vonada

Perspective is a powerful attitude, providing the ability to see circumstances, no matter how challenging, as an opportunity.

Alison Levine

The journey is where we find perspective.

Bob Proctor

The Law Polarity decrease that everything has an opposite it's the flip side of the coin, you're right my left, consider this next time you disagree with someone because their right from their point of view.

A.J. Darkholme

Trust is always a risk, but when placed in the right people after a trial period where they prove themselves worthy of it, it is a reward transcendent of all the emotional mire that bogs down a person’s potential.

Crystal Woods

I had this dream about you. We went hunting up in the mountains and I caught a unicorn. You told me now I know how it feels to be you.

Enrico Bombieri

When things get too complicated, it sometimes makes sense to stop and wonder: Have I asked the right question?

Vera Nazarian

Science is an organized pursuit of triviality.

Art is a casual pursuit of significance.

Let's keep it in perspective.

Carl Sagan

We must understand the Cosmos as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be.

C.S. Lewis

All science is based on observation: all our observations are taken DURING Humpty Dumpty's fall, because we were born after he lost his seat on the wall and shall be extinct long before he reaches the ground.

Rebecca Goldstein

What is it precisely, that they are doing when they are doing science. Are they refining their instruments for observation or discovering new aspects of reality?

Frank Borman

When you're finally up at the moon looking back on earth,all those differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend, and you're going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can't we live together like decent people?

Gregory Peck

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.

C.S. Lewis

There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.

Edmund Spenser

Why then should witless man so much misweene
That nothing is but that which he hath seene?

Chris Burkmenn

We often lose ourselves to where we think we should be, rather than celebrate where we already are.

Gary Rohrmayer

As missional leaders we need to see God as:

Bigger than the problems we endure.
Bigger than the pressures we experience.
Bigger than the people who criticize us.
Bigger than the pain we suffer.
Bigger than the praise we receive.
Bigger than the pride in our hearts.

Joseph J. Ellis

If you knew how the journey was going to end, you could afford to be patient along the path.

Elizabeth George

God’s peace and perspective are available to you through His Word.

Elizabeth George

When you study God’s Word and incorporate His wisdom and principles into your daily life, your whole perspective will change.


Could circumstances possibly change who I forever am in You?

Robertson Davies

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

Edmund Wilson

No two persons ever read the same book.

Bill Hicks

I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.

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