We don’t see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
– Anaïs Nin
If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
– Norman Vincent Peale
The world will persist in exhibiting before you
what you persist in affirming the world is.
– Emma Curtis Hopkins
We see what we expect to see.
If we believe the world to be violent and ugly,
we see violence and ugliness.
If we believe the world to be a gift,
we see rainbows, and butterflies, and smiles,
and hear babies cooing, and roosters greeting the dawn.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Further reading: What You See
Copyright © by Jonathan Lockwood Huie.
First published on my Daily Inspirational Quotes blog. Also see Inspirational Quotes.