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All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
by Rudolf Arnheim

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
all observation is also invention.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature,
both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state
of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim

A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting
it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other,
like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

 

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical.
It has simplicity and constant change.
It cannot be described by a compass,
and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The least touchable object in the world is the eye.
- Rudolf Arnheim

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Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Good art theory must smell of the studio,
although its language should differ from the household
talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim

As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one
fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in
a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Now equilibrium is the very opposite of disorder.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps,
on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom,
since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function.
A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers,
the body of an animal, or a machine,
can work only if it is in physical order.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation,
derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world;
it is also paralleled by,
and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the
state of simplest structure in physical systems.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed,
all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences,
the arts, and other areas.
What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle,
however, suggested at the same time that orderliness
by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature
of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular.
- Rudolf Arnheim

When a system is considered in two different states,
the difference in volume or in any other property,
between the two states, depends solely upon those states
themselves and not upon the manner in which the system
may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory is indeed a first attempt to deal with global form;
but it has not been dealing with structure.
All it says is that a large sum of elements may have
properties not found in a smaller sample of them.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Entropy theory, on the other hand, is not concerned
with the probability of succession in a series of items
but with the overall distribution of kinds of items in a given arrangement.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The clarification of visual forms and their organization
in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of
such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective
training grounds of the young mind.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest,
have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude.
No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Pride perceiving humility honorable,
often borrows her cloak.
- Thomas Fuller

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing,
or perceiving, from the thing experienced,
or perceived.
- Samuel Alexander

Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly,
and which we reveal without perceiving it.
- Charles de Montesquieu

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Genius...
means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
- William James

What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind,
in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes
it perceive not a star but a tree,
and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy.
- Samuel Alexander

I think it's important that the rest of the world know
that we're not all the same and that we don't all have
the sort of arrogance it feels like they're perceiving from our leaders.
- James Denton

It caused more problems as a young kid,
because the simple process of perceiving words on a
piece of paper was hard for me.
Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards.
They don't see things backwards.
- Bruce Jenner

I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to
a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous
because I thought that was a very interesting statement
to make through the media.
And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and
interest and shock waves.
- Annie Lennox

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work,
one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do,
but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
- Gertrude Jekyll

Sense data are much more controversial than qualia,
because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception -
that one perceives the world by perceiving one's sense-data,
or something like that.
- David Chalmers

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus


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