prejudices presume
...Thoreau's Journal: 13-Oct-1857

The Great Fields from this hill are pale-brown, often hoary—there is not yellow enough for russet pastures, with very large red or purple patches of blackberry vines. You can only appreciate the effect of these by a strong and peculiar intention of the eye. We ordinarily do not see what is before us, but what our prejudices presume to be there.

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michael jameson said...

man has always seen what he wants to see and hears what he wants to!,it is also in his nature to believe the conspiracy over the truth!, let the media and those who make fortunes off them!. to each of us it is our world and we will have it how we want. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com