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Shakespeare says, we are creatures that look before and after; the more surprising that we do not look round a little, and see what is passing under our very eyes.

The difference between landscape and landscape is small, but there's a great difference in the beholders.

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.

The eye is the jewel of the body.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.

The lower classes of men, though they do not think it worthwhile to record what they perceive, nevertheless perceive everything that is worth noting; the difference between them and a man of learning often consists in nothing more than the latter's facility for expression.

There's none so blind as those who won't see.

To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.

To behold is not necessarily to observe, and the power of comparing and combining is only to be obtained by education. It is much to be regretted that habits of exact observation are not cultivated in our schools; to this deficiency may be traced much of the fallacious reasoning and the false philosophy which prevails.

To survive the day is triumph enough for the walking wounded among the great many of us.

You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see them.

You can observe a lot just by watching.


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