65 Best Perception Quotes On Success In Life

These Perception quotes will inspire you. Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the information or environment presented.

When it comes to how we navigate life, perception is everything. Having a negative outlook often has a ripple effect, affecting our personal and professional lives. Looking at the glass half-full rather than empty will produce more positive results. Below you will find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about perception.

Inspirational Perception Quotes

  1. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ~ Irving Berlin
  2. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” ~ Robertson Davies
  3. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~ Camille Pissarro
  4. “Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.” ~ Gary Zukav
  6. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

  7. “‘One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.'” ~ Robert Holden
  8. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
  9. “There is no truth. There is only perception.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  10. “Not every person is going to understand you and that’s okay. They have a right to their opinion and you have every right to ignore it.” ~ Joel Osteen
  11. “Silently hear everyone. Accept what is good. Reject and forget what is not. This is intelligent living.” ~ Chinmayananda Saraswati
  12. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  13. “We look at the world through our likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, opinions and judgments. We want everyone to behave as we think they should; otherwise we get agitated. But we are here to accept the world as it is, even as we work to make it better.” ~ Eknath Easwaran
  14. “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” ~ William Blake
  15. “People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It’s certainty.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  17. “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  18. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Jung

  19. “If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.” ~ Walter Darby Bannard
  20. “Belief and disbelief have divided humankind into so many sects, blinding its eyes to the vision of the Oneness of all Life.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
  21. “People may not tell you how they feel about you, but they always show you. Pay attention.” ~ Keri Hilson
  22. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~ Fred Rogers
  23. “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
  24. “Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you.” ~ Jim Rohn
  25. “The last thing a fish would ever notice would be water.” ~ Ralph Linton

  26. “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  27. “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” ~ Stephen Covey
  28. “All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci, Perception quotes knowledge
  29. “There is an art of seeing things as they are: without naming, without being caught in a network of words, without thinking interfering with perception.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  30. “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” ~ Werner Heisenberg
  31. “Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~ James Thurber
  32. “Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” ~ Mary Browne

  33. “When one looks at the ocean, they can only see that part of it which comes within their range of vision; so it is with the truth.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
  34. “Perception is real even when it is not reality.” ~ Edward de Bono
  35. “As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.” ~ François-René de Chateaubriand
  36. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” ~ Tony Robbins
  37. “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ~ George Eliot

  38. “The problem is not our situation but our perception of our situation” ~ Graham Cooke
  39. “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
  40. “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock, Perception quotes look for
  41. “Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.” ~ Colin Powell
  42. “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  43. “Your perception of the world around you is not necessarily the same as what is actually occurring.” ~ Peter Ralston
  44. “It is one of the commonest of our mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all that there is to perceive.” ~ Charles Webster Leadbeater
  45. “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to…failure.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  46. “Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.” ~ Nikola Tesla
  47. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  48. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” ~ Anthony de Mello, False Perception quotes
  49. “Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed– borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves.” ~ Rajneesh
  50. “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  51. “Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.” ~ Edward de Bono
  52. “Science is nothing but perception.” ~ Plato

  53. “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” ~ Martha Graham
  54. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  55. “The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.” ~ Umberto Eco, Perception quotes humor
  56. “Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” ~ Alan Watts
  57. “We lost because we told ourselves we lost.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  58. “The mice think they are right, but my cat eats them anyways. This is the point, reality is nothing, perception is everything.” ~ Terry Goodkind, Perception quotes reality
  59. “There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  60. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  61. “Always let intuitive perception precede analysis.” ~ Walter Darby Bannard
  62. “It is the mind that weaves the dream of life, it convinces us that what we see is what is apparent and what is real, and that there’s nothing else outside of our perception.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  63. “Distance lends enchantment to the view.” ~ Mark Twain
  64. “The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  65. “Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.” ~ Edward de Bono

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