Sayings about Sight

Sight before hearsay. ~ Danish Proverbs

The three most beautiful sights: a potato garden in bloom, a ship under sail, and a woman after the birth of a child. ~ Irish Proverbs

There are three friends in this world: courage, sense, and insight. ~ African Proverb

Once bitten by a snake, he is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rope. ~ Chinese Proverbs

A big crowd, but not a human being in sight! ~ Yiddish Proverb

We walk by faith and not by sight. ~ Bible

Bravery without foresight is like a blind horse. ~ Iranian Proverbs

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. ~ Arabian Proverb

A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind. ~ Iranian Proverb

Men fear danger, women only the sight of it. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

When God wishes a man well, He gives him insight into his faults. ~ Islamic Proverb

The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart. ~ African Proverb

Out of sight, out of mind. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Sight

What people see is determined by where they sit. They naturally see things from their own perspective, not from anyone else’s, including yours. ~ John C. Maxwell

Many are the things that man seeing must understand. Not seeing, how shall he know what lies in the hand of time to come? ~ Sophocles

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

None is so blind as he who sees too much. ~ Philip Moeller

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them. ~ Tom Robbins

Of more validity is the sight of one eye than the attention of ten ears; for in that a man seeth is an assurance, and that he heareth may be an error. ~ George Turberville

The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it. ~ Israel Zangwill

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful. ~ Helen Keller

To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form. ~ Henry Ford

The eyes those silent tongues of Love. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Perception is strong and sight weak. ~ Miyamoto Musashi

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Seeing is believing. ~ John Clarke

When you focus all your attention on what is seen, your eyes will be blinded to what is real…. You must see the invisible, dream the impossible, and believe the unfathomable. ~ Heritage James

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. ~ Mark Twain

Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong. ~ Thomas a Kempis

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~ Eleonora Duse

No matter how intelligent a man is, he can’t see what he doesn’t know how to see. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. ~ Sam Levenson

At the moment of vision, the eyes see nothing. ~ William Golding

We need better sight for better choice. ~ R. A. Feller

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements. ~ Mao Zedong

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. ~ Helen Keller

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

How alive is thought, invisible, yet without thought there is no sight. ~ Dejan Stojanovic

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney

Where eyes are shut, nothing can be seen. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. ~ Augustine Birrell

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. ~ Alexander Pope

Would you rather have sight, or insight? I’d rather have a double cheeseburger. ~ Jarod Kintz

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends. ~ Enoch Powell

Sometimes not seeing things can be a blessing. ~ August Strindberg

Sight is by much the noblest of the senses. ~ Laurence Sterne

What people see is never the end of what should be seen. ~ Heritage James

Many have sight but few have vision. ~ Naren Nagin

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. ~ Sitting Bull

The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream… Hang in there. ~ James De La Vega

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ Andre Gide

He that cannot contract the sight of his mind, as well as disperse and dilate it, wanteth a great faculty. ~ Francis Bacon

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. ~ George Eliot

Out of sight, out of mind. ~ John Heywood

It’s hubris to think that the way we see things is everything there is. ~ Lisa Randall

A problem out of sight is a problem out of mind, but it’s still a problem. ~ Kirsty Major

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. ~ C. S. Lewis

See and to be seen. ~ Ben Jonson

I believe in love at first sight for houses – but not for people. ~ Danielle Steel

No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight. ~ Jean Toomer

What you see is what you get. ~ Flip Wilson

There is none so blind as they that won’t see. ~ Jonathan Swift

We see things not as they are but as we are. ~ Anais Nin

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide

Blindness itself commends the excellence of sight. ~ St. Augustine

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. ~ Helen Keller

Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. ~ Sitting Bull

You get caught up thinking about the future, you lose sight of the present. ~ Antonio Brown

Seeing is an integrating activity. What you see is fixed in a moment; sight is a perception of depth and relationship, but not one of time and articulation. ~ James Goodman

The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available. ~ Theodor W. Adorno

Sight is one of the most easily deceived senses. I could make a coin disappear and your eyes would believe it gone, even if it were merely up my sleeve. ~ Megan Chance

What, my boy, you are not weeping? You should save your eyes for sight. ~ Sarah Williams

You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel. ~ Luigi Pirandello

The Sense of Sight. ~ Book

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