Observation Quotes

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning lead to truth.

Alexis Carrel

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Robertson Davies

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.

Peter M. Leschak

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

Rudolf Arnheim

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

Louis Pasteur

I am not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

We can see nothing face to face; our utmost seeing is but a fumbling of blind finger-ends in an overcrowded pocket.

Samuel Butler

Observation-activity of both eyes and ears.

Horace Mann

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

William Hazlitt

When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.

Isaac Watts

Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others.

Benjamin Disraeli

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra

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.

Henry Moore

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.

William S. Burroughs

Observation is an old man's memory.

Jonathan Swift

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

Will Rogers

Swift defined observation to be an old man's memory.

James Abram Garfield

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'.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

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.

Francis Bacon

In every place, where there is any thing worthy of observation, there should be a short printed directory for strangers.

James Boswell

I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observation of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.

Edmund Burke

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Updated On : November 08, 2013
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