Obvious Quotes

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Isaac Asimov

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

Alfred Korzybski

It was not her sex appeal but the obvious relish with which she devoured the hamburger that made my pulse begin to hammer with excitement.

Ray Kroc

Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results.

Thomas Merton

It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot be separated

James Madison

With everything it has to offer, Las Vegas is an obvious destination for tourists, as proven by the over 40 million visitors the city welcomes per year.

Jon Porter

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

Whitehead, Alfred North

Even such an obvious idea as to observe an animal with vertigo or to rotate an animal did not occur to him, in spite of the fact that he conducted numerous vertigo experiments with human subjects and made frequent use of animal experiments.

Robert Barany

Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.

Nathaniel P. Willis

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Comradeship is obvious and universal and open; but it is only one kind of affection; it has characteristics that would destroy any other kind. Anyone who has known true comradeship in a club or in a regiment, knows that it is impersonal.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Interestingly, if you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as absolute historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell. Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith, we end up debating semantics to the point where we entirely miss the obvious that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment. I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.

Dan Brown

All things, man included, are parts of one great whole. The object of this chapter is to point out the most obvious and most natural divisions of this whole, which we call the universe. These divisions can never be absolute; the whole is too truly one whole for that, but they are sufficiently real for our present purpose.

Richard Maurice Bucke

We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men

George Orwell

As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work... you can only see what you are ready to see - what mirrors your mind at that particular time

Henry David Thoureau

Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious...

Michael Stipe

It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity.

Albert Einstein

Most of a modest woman\'s life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.

Virginia Woolf

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

Fran Lebowitz

When Democrats open their mouths, they try to say something interesting. If the true thing is obvious and boring, the liberal person will go off and say something original, even if it is completely idiotic. This is how deconstructionism got started.

David Brooks

They criticize me for harping on the obvious - If all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves

Calvin Coolidge

The most obvious and condescending tell-tale sign that manipulation is taking place is that no one takes responsibility for the actions of the administration, itís always some other department who is to blame and never the people who have authority, itís always some nameless foot-soldiers, a ìfew bad apples,î when we all know that such excuses donít hold water, we know who gave the order for soldiers to engage in the abhorrent techniques of torture, we know who told subordinates in the corporation(s) to ìfudge the numbersî and ìbe creative,î we know full well who makes these decisions. President Truman said, ìThe buck stops here,î now the buck effectively floats over many people never stopping anywhere, so thereís no one to blame

Teresa Stover

A common language is the most obvious binding element in any society.

Michael Howard

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Albert Einstein

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