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  • No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.
    * Ruth Benedict

  • No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
    * Elizabeth Bowen

  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
    * Confucius

  • People only see what they are prepared to see.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is--in other words, not a thing, but a think.
    * Penelope Fitzgerald

  • Not only is there but one way of doing things rightly, but there is only one way of seeing them, and that is, seeing the whole of them.
    * John Ruskin

  • Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
    * Jonathan Swift