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Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. ...
by Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay

Related topics: Wisdom

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

 

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior,
but then, anybody in his right mind should have an
inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
- Alan Kay

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal
before it becomes normal -
a sort of 'voting' situation.
But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
- Alan Kay

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

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

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose the World You See.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

The Divine is all in the perspective we take on it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

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

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Balance happens when I invite it to happen
with my intentional actions and my guided perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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