„To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.“

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französischer Philosoph, Essayist, Schriftsteller und Lyr... 1871 - 1945
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„The map is not the territory, and the name is not the thing named (see also, Alfred Korzybski).“

—  Gregory Bateson English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist 1904 - 1980
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„The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.“

—  Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
Context: The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual. Letter to "Micheal" (16 February 1970), Micheal was a 10 year old boy who had inquired in a letter as to whether Fuller was a "doer" or a "thinker".

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„Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
As quoted in Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy (1988) by Robert McAfee Brown, p. 136

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„To govern well, one must see things as they are.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

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„In life's tragedy, separation is the only thing one sees.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Context: A couple, a man and a woman — poor human beings almost always go in pairs — approached, and passed. I saw the empty space between them. In life's tragedy, separation is the only thing one sees. They had been happy, and they were no longer happy. They were almost old already. He did not care for her, although they were growing old together. What were they saying? In a moment of open-heartedness, trusting to the peacefulness reigning between them at that time, he owned up to an old transgression, to a betrayal scrupulously and religiously hidden until then. Alas, his words brought back an irreparable agony. The past, which had gently lain dead, rose to life again for suffering. Their former happiness was destroyed. The days gone by, which they had believed happy, were made sad; and that is the woe in everything.

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„The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.“

—  Francis Bacon, The Collected Works of Sir Francis Bacon
Context: It is true that may hold in these things, which is the general root of superstition; namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other. Sylva Sylvarum Century X (1627)

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„Don't you wish that we could forget that kiss
And see this for what it is“

—  Leslie Feist Canadian musician 1976
Context: Don't you wish that we could forget that kiss And see this for what it is That we're not in love "Let It Die"

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„Tis pleasure, sure, to see one's name in print;
A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
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„"'Isaiah' – what a funny name for a teddy bear!"
"Well, you see one eye's 'igher than the other."“

—  Donald McGill British artist 1875 - 1962
Exhibited as part of the Michael Winner collection of McGill designs at the Chris Beetles Gallery, March 14 to April 8, 2006. http://www.chrisbeetles.com/pictures/artists/McGill_Donald/DMG185.htm

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„We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.“

—  Anaïs Nin, Little Birds
The Seduction of the Minotaur (1961); the documentation of the conflicting citations available on this page ( HNet http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Judaic&month=1108&msg=RizwZWCgeA8woVU9mNOEYQ) seems very thorough, and in the end attributes the quote to this novel, which includes the line:

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