Perspective Quotes

If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
– Thomas Sowel

Did St. Francis really preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
– Rebecca West

Is it so small a thing To have enjoy’d the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done.
– Matthew Arnold

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
– Spinoza

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
– C. S. Lewis

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re explains what has happened.
– Peter Berger

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
– Dom Helder

Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us.
– Robert S. Lynd

One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.
– George C. Lichtenberg

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
– Aldous Huxley

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
– Albert Einstein

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?
– Virginia Woolf

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity,eternity can be the tick of a clock.
– Mary Parrish

The golf links lie so near the mill That almost every day The laboring children can look out.
– Sarah Norcliffe

In order to draw a limit to thinking, we should have to think both sides of this limit.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
– Albert Einstein

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
– Rene Descartes

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty an’ wealth have both failed.
– Kin Hubbard

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
– T. S. Eliot