Perspective Quotes

Perspective Quotes
Here’s a few perspective quotes for you to consider:

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.  It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. -Author

You have your way.  I have my way.  As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. -Norman Vincent Peale

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life. -Johann Wolfgang

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not, and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. -Christopher Morley

The tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective. -Arnold Beisser

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point. -Anotonio Porchia

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. -Charles Simic

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. -Ivy Baker Priest

Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder. -Samuel Johnson

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. -Al Neuharth

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. -Abraham H. Maslow

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

It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer. -Pema Chodron

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

A question that sometimes drives me crazy: am I or are the others crazy? -Albert Einstein

When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” -Sydney J. Harris

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. -Oscar Wilde

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill

Which ones do you like?

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  1. I don’t always get to these right away, but I really enjoy reading them and I have a notebook where I do save some of my favorites to re-read. Thanks so much for the time you spend doing this. Sometimes we do need help to “Aspire Higher” and to put things in perspectve. Life gets tough!!

    • That’s a great idea, Jean. I used to carry a notepad too…and I did it from the age of 15 till about 30. But I’ve got tons of notebooks…and they’re some of my most valued treasures. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. I do like all of these quotes Shawn, they cover many accepts of thought regarding perspectives.

    I hope you have an enjoyable week-end.

  3. Shawn,
    I have many of the quotes that you provide daily posted around my office. I share them with my clients, customers, and friends. It’s all cool…thanks, Joe

  4. Shawn great page and great ideas. Here is something to ponder.
    Yesterday is filled with memories. Tomorrow is filled with dreams. Today is filled with life live it to the fullest.—M.Holman

  5. Nothing like putting things in perspective. I liked them all, a couple of my favorites:You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. -Harper Lee and
    If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit. Thanks Shawn.