Quotation Explorer - 'Insight'

What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
As child, when the elders spoke their wise words, it only echoes in my ears. As an adult, I have crystal clear insight to the wise aphorisms by the elderly. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don't think your way into becoming yourself. - Anne Lamott
A wise person is able to bring down a thousand armies with a single insight; with wisdom he successfully engages ten thousand armies with just one. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom is a dreadfully wonderful gift,giving you great insight but terrible pain that you learn from. - Royal Cromwell
Whenever God wants to intervene in the affairs of the earth, he intervenes through light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
All humans are sentient and sapient beings so they have the ability to perceive, think, and act using their knowledge, experience, insight, and conscience. - Debasish Mridha
Without memory there can be no insight. Without love, there can be no appreciation. - Anne Rice
Life in illusion is in a transient belief on insight without perspective - Farley Maglaya
Focusing on the beauty of life is insight. Enjoying the beauty of life is happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Littlewood, on Hardy's own estimate, is the finest mathematician he has ever known. He was the man most likely to storm and smash a really deep and formidable problem; there was no one else who could command such a combination of insight, technique and power. - Henry Hallett Dale
It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness. - Loren Eiseley
God himself is referring to Jesus as light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
If God the Father and God the Son use light, knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom to function on the earth, it means that is the greatest power in existence. - Sunday Adelaja
Angels love to create synchronicities because each synchronicity produces an illumination point for a soul to connect the dots on life experiences. This insight, in turn, creates an opportunity to expand the heart and grow the soul, which always results in positive change for humanity. - Molly Friedenfeld
Oversight versus Insight: Most of us want to oversee the situation without insight of the situation. Knowledge is King. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Seeing our own smallness is called insight, honoring our own tenderness is called strenght. - Lao Tzu
As child, when the elders spoke their wise words, it only echoes in my ears. As adult, I have crystal clear insight to the wise aphorisms by the elderly. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Jesus himself refers to himself as light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
With sight you can see things, andwith insight you can see through things.Sight is the voice of you telling yourself, and insight is the voice of God telling you. - Starlet Rice
Understanding is to knowledge what the flesh is to the body. Insight is to wisdom what life is to the soul. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We who are of mature age seldom suspect how unmercifully and yet with what insight the very young judge us. - W. Somerset Maugham
All of us must cross the line between ignorance and insight many times before we truly understand. - David Hawkins
History is the insight to foresight - Dr Lloyd Magangeni
The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers. - Richard Hamming
Jesus also function on the earth through the power of light. Light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom. That is their real power on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
There is my first insight, young woman. Always downplay the value of money; it will make it easier for him to hand it over - Ivena When Heaven Weeps Ted Dekker
Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason. - Vivienne Westwood
In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid. - Andrew Sullivan
Destroy your life; then put it back together.You'll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and side benefit the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people you create on the page or run into off of it. - Jerry Stahl
Insight leads to Realisation. Realisation changes the lens, which changes the conversation. And this is the start. - Nina Joshi Ramsey
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. - Herodotus
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. - Vincent van Gogh
Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! - Homer Simpson - Matt Groening
Sometimes a step back or away from an idea, task or project brings even more perspective, insight and clarity. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
To fulfill your vision, you must have hindsight, insight and foresight. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things. - George Santayana
I understood the life around me better, not from love, which everybody acknowledges to be a great teacher, but from estrangement, to which nobody has attributed the power of reinforcing insight - Nirad C. Chaudhuri
A woman knows what it means to experience the world as her individual self. That gives her insight into her own reality. - K.J. Kilton
Sarah, insight doesn't produce change. - Sarah Thiessen
Cynicism is what passes for insight when courage is lacking. - Anita Roddick
No drugs here, no manipulation of neurotransmitters that leaves our worldly problems unattended. And no talking cures because explicit insight is not needed. All that is required is courage: the courage to encounter discomfort and stay with it long enough to be changed by it, strengthened. - Jason Dias
Life in society requires consensus as an indispensable condition. But consensus, to be productive, requires that each individual contribute independently out of of his experience and insight. - Solomon E. Asch
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. - Helen Keller
We live in a highly complex, technological world and it's not entirely obvious what's right and what's wrong in any given situation, unless you can parse the situation, deconstruct it. People just don't have the insight to be able to do that very effectively. - Christopher Langan
In a world so redolent with wonder, how can we allow ourselves to conduct our daily lives with so little insight, such absence of dignity? - Bruce Sterling
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world. - Carl Sagan
Standing alone and observing from an edge "the giant universe" isn't that much scary than leaving yourself with your thoughts and creating insight in yourself!Equally big universe lies within ourselves as well - raja shakeel mushtaque
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Light means knowledge in the Greek language it can also be translated as illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
One can travel the world and experience a lot of different things. But until all corners of the mind are openly explored does one gain deeper insight to the essence of living!~ - Bobby Adair Compton
Practicing art is a meditation; an artwork is an insight. - William Ash
There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing...when we save our children, we save ourselves - Margaret Mead
No special academic expertise is required for insight into the Orwellian use of language, only clear thinking and common sense. - Peter Slezak
And if insight were sufficient, if the inner life were the whole of life, their happiness has been assured. - E.M. Forster
When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves--that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. - N.T. Wright
I don’t think being a comedian gives you any fucking insight into what makes people laugh. - Craig Ferguson
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