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Some Interesting Quotes on Perspective

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.                          Allen Klein

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices.

- John Sununu 

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

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.     - Robert Morgan

It's amazing how, over time, a person's perspective can be altered.      - Fred Durst 

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

Everything's got a moral if only you can find it.   - Lewis Carroll

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.    - Denis Waitley 

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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