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

—  Robertson Davies, livro Tempest-Tost
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Robertson Davies
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—  Henri Bergson French philosopher 1859 - 1941
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„You see with your mind what others miss with their eyes.“

—  Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
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„Chance favors only the prepared mind.“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

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„In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.“

—  Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés. Lecture, University of Lille (7 December 1854) Alternate translations of this or similar statements include: Chance favors the prepared mind. Fortune favors the prepared mind. In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind. Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.

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„The eye may see for the hand, but not for the mind.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
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„What is perceived is dictated by the instrument. If you had other eyes, or another mind, you would see all things otherwise.“

—  Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019
Fiction, The Book of the New Sun (1980–1983), The Urth of the New Sun (1987), Chapter 40, "The Brook Beyond Briah" (p. 285)

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„He who sees only what is before his eyes sees the worst part of every view.“

—  Leslie Stephen British author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography 1832 - 1904
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„The deaf eye sees what is invisible to the hearing eye.“

—  Emilio Insolera Actor and film producer 1979
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„Since I only prepare for what ought to happen to me, I am never prepared for what does. Never.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Como sólo me preparo para lo que debiera sucederme, no me hallo preparado para lo que me sucede. Nunca.

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„See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.“

—  Yagyū Munenori samurai and daimyo of the early Edo period 1571 - 1646
As quoted in Living the Martial Way : A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think (1992) by Forrest E. Morgan, p. 88.

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