Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
I am not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.
A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning lead to truth.
Reason, Observation, and Experience -- the Holy Trinity of Science.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
Observation-activity of both eyes and ears.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.
Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others.
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing.
All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.
Observation is an old man's memory.
People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
Swift defined observation to be an old man's memory.
You can observe a lot by watching.
The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula,and feeds inspiration.
All of us are watchers - of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway - but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.
I should like to make an observation to right honourable and honourable Gentlemen opposite. It is that I do not think they will help to produce the atmosphere in Europe which is so desirable by issuing papers that have been issued by the National Council of Labour, headed 'Hit Hitler'.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic. A man's own observation, what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.
In every place, where there is any thing worthy of observation, there should be a short printed directory for strangers.
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