Observation Quotes

Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.

Ingmar Bergman

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.

Adam Smith

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

Anne Sullivan

Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.

Walter Winchell

Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.

Ellen Key

Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.

Arthur Keith

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

Frederick Douglas

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.

Robert Baden-Powell

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.

Bruce Barton

Reason, Observation, and Experience -- the Holy Trinity of Science.

Robert G. Ingersoll

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

Sir Walter Scott

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

Wallace Stevens

RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.

Rudolf Arnheim

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them

Elliott Erwitt

Look at Goethe, at Lamartine and at many others! To depict feelings on this high plane, you must give up the process of minute and insignificant observation which is the bane of the artists of to-day.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian.

Richard Staines

Observation is an old man's memory.

Jonathan Swift

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