100 Best Perspective Quotes To Get A Different Outlook On Life

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Mar 16, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Apple shown in mirror with different perspective.

Perspective is the way of seeing life, your perception, and your opinion about it.

For instance, you might think something is detrimental for you, but it might not even be seen as bad for someone else. Perception is nothing but the way you see things and judge things in accordance.

Perspective one of the key factors on which people base their judgments, opinions, and bias. However, just because your opinions clash with someone because of different perspectives, you shouldn't get into unnecessary arguments but look at the scenario from the other person's eyes instead.

The idea of perspective can also encourage people to get into someone else's shoes in order to understand what they are going through, and can be a humbling experience.

Here is a list of some eye-opening perspective quotes to help you see the different sides of reality from different perspectives. You can also check out transition quotes and today is a new day quotes.

Best Perspective Quotes

Here are some of the best perspective quotes including Albert Einstein quotes and perspective quotes from William Blake. These will help you be able to see situations from another viewpoint and live your life to the fullest.

1. "Life is about perspective and how you look at something... ultimately, you have to zoom out."

-Whitney Wolfe Herd.

2. "The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be."

-Douglas Adams.

3. "The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own."

-Doug Baldwin.

4. "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."

William Blake.

5. "The moment you have a child, in an instant your life is not for you, and your life is completely, 100 percent dedicated to another human being, and they will always come first. It changes you forever. It changes your perspective, and it gives you a nice purpose and focus."

- Angelina Jolie

6. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

-Oprah Winfrey.

7. "There are no facts, only interpretations."

-Friedrich Nietzsche.

8. "The joy of tasting different cultures is it gives you a broad perspective."

-Henry Golding.

9. "Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective."

-Ernest Hemingway.

10. "Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life."

-Joni Eareckson Tada.

11. "Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective."

-Dalai Lama.

12. "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

-Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'The Secret Garden'.

13. "It's important to have people who are absolutely willing to say you're wrong or who have a totally different perspective than you do on everything. Fresh ideas are hard to come by, and good ones are even harder."

- Shonda Rhimes

14. "It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware."

-Albert Einstein.

15. "I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath, and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that."

-Brian McKnight.

16. "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

-Albert Einstein.

17. "Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality."

-Jen Sincero.

18. "Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."

-Joel Osteen.

19. "I'm just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective."

-Tim Tebow.

20. "If you're wondering what I mean by 'miracle', it's simple: a miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love."

-Gabrielle Bernstein.

Positive Perspective Quotes

Life and judgment are all about the perception of things. Here are some of the best perspective quotes that will make you believe a good thing can be made better if seen from a different perspective.

21. "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision."

–Dalai Lama.

22. "Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be."

-George Carlin.

23. "Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance and it allows us to appreciate their true value."

-Rafael E. Pino.

24. "Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better."

-Harvey Mackay.

25. "From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear."

-Jane Goodall.

26. "Your reality is as you perceive it to be. So it is true, that by altering this perception we can alter our reality."

-William Constantine.

27. "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

-Edgar Allan Poe.

28. "One person's craziness is another person's reality."

- Tim Burton.

29. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."

–Marcel Proust.

30. "Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror."

-Colin Powell.

31. "Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."

-Hans Margolius.

32. "Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds."

-Laura Ingalls Wilder.

33. "All spiritual practice is the art of shifting perspectives."


34. "The measure of your success is a matter of perception. Are you perceiving things as they are or as you wish them to be?"

–Tau Chuan Ling.

35. "Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out."

-Criss Jami.

36. "To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions."

-Stephen R. Covey.

37. "Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into perspective."

-Anton Chekhov.

38. "If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective."

-Wayne Thiebaud.

39. "Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."

-Henry David Thoreau.

40. "There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception."

-Aldous Huxley.

Life Perspective Quotes

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41. "We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn."

-Nicholas Sparks, 'The Notebook'.

42. "It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view."

-George Eliot, 'Middlemarch'.

43. "I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may—light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."

–John Constable.

44. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

- C.G. Jung.

45. "In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."

-Aaron Rose.

46. "What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them."

-Gary Zukav.

47. "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars."

-Og Mandino.

48. "Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light."

–Dan Brown.

49. "The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body."

-Bruce H. Lipton.

50. "Humans see what they want to see."

-Rick Riordan, 'The Lightning Thief'.

Higher Perspective Quotes

Looking for some truth and perspective quotes about higher perspective? Read these perspective quotes.

51. "We're all limited by our perspective."

-Siri Hustvedt.

52. "...but I think the challenge of art is always searching for something different, searching for a new sensitivity, a new perspective, a new vision."

-Ludovico Einaudi.

53. "Meditation is the soul's perspective glass."

-Owen Feltham.

54. "Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity."

-Robert Morgan.

55. "Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life..."

-Jen Sincero.

56. "Once you put everything in the right perspective, even bad times can be an opportunity to refresh your appetite, your desire."

-Alex Zanardi.

57. "Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth."

-Siri Hustvedt.

58. "Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe"

-Muhummad Ali.

59. "Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day."

-Taylor Hanson.

60. "I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective."

-Ursus Wehrli.

Perspective Quotations About Changing Your Life

Here is a wholesome list of some famous quotes about perspective and reality that are life-changing. These perspective quotes will inspire positive change.

61. "Distance lends enchantment to the view."

-Mark Twain.

62. "Truth is universal. Perception of truth varies."

-Bohdi Sanders.

63. "Perspective and control are the two ingredients to time management."

-David Allen.

64. "A mountain still in the distance can appear as a molehill."

-Howard Fast.

65. "We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them."

-John Irving.

66. "The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot."

-Werner Herzog.

67. "There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

-Henry Matisse.

68. "Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest."

-Thomas Fuller.

69. "You cannot change the past but you can always change your perspective."


70. "Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into perspective."

-Anton Chekhov.

Famous Quotes On Perspective

Here is a list of some famous perspective quotes and sayings about different points of view by famous people. These perspective quotes will challenge your opinion.

71. "Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective."

–Denis Waitley.

72. "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."

-Camille Pissarro.

73. "Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."

- Arthur Schopenhauer.

74. "We must look at the lens through which we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world."

-Stephen R. Covey.

75. "Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

-J.M. Barrie.

76. "One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before."

-Anne Rice, 'Pandora'.

77. "When it seems like the sky is about to collapse, relax, that’s just the roof caving in."

-Jarod Kintz.

78. "The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body."

–Dr. Bruce H. Lipton.

80. "Perspective is a ghastly mistake which it has taken four centuries to redress."

-Georges Braque.

81. "In this treacherous world/Nothing is the truth nor a lie."

-Pedro Calderón de la Barca.

82. "Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror."

-Colin Powell.

83. "The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole."

-Oscar Wilde.

84. "Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears."

- Marcus Aurelius.

85. "And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music."

-Friedrich Nietzsche.

86. "The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective."

–Al Neuharth.

87. "A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes."

-Wade Boggs.

88. "People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."


89. "Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it."

-Irving Berlin.

90. "To begin with, our perception of the world is deformed, incomplete. Then our memory is selective."

-Claude Simon.

Dog Perspective Quotes

To see life from a dog's perspective is going to be one hell of a ride. Here are some funny perspective quotes from dogs.

91. "I thought we'd start today by eating breakfast and looking at squirrels."


92. "I saw another dog today. It was incredible."


93. "No selfie is complete without my puppy-dog eyes."


94. "Can you stay home and snuggle with me instead?"


95. "Did you notice the big mess I left for you? Did you love it?"


96. "I haven't gotten bigger. My bed has just gotten smaller."


97. "My mom put me in this outfit. Not thrilled about it."


98. "I'm all ears, until I get bored or smell something delicious."


99. "Oh my god, you're home! Thank goodness, I was waiting all day."


100. "If I hang by the table long enough, they'll definitely give me a treat."


Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for perspective quotes then why not take a look at good vibes quotes and trust the process quotes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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