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

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

Bernard Mannes Baruch

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra

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

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

Samuel Butler

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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
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