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“... just because you don't see a snake doesn't mean that it doesn't see you.”
“Don't you think people often say other people are tough when they do not know how to cheat them?”
“... all social relations exist and grow in the human mind. That one despot can rule over a million other men rests absolutely on their state of mind. They believe that he does; let them change their minds, and he does not.”
“Perception is a prism, and reality is like shot silk — depends where the light hits.”
“Power is what it is perceived to be.”
“... every way of seeing is also a way of not seeing ...”
“You don't have to be sincere yourself to recognize sincerity when you see it. Any more than you have to be insane to recognize insanity.”