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Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.
~By Walter Winchell ~


The first, or theoretic branch, that which explains the nature, production, and distribution of wealth, will be found to rest on a very few general propositions, which are the result of observation, or consciousness.
~By Nassau William Senior ~


A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


We have seen that no religion stands on the basis of things known; none bounds its horizon within the field of human observation; and, therefore, as it can never present us with indisputable facts, so must it ever be at once a source of error and contention.
~By Francis Wright ~


From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


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.
~By Elliott Erwitt ~


In dealing with the China problem, the British and American side, which had particularly strong interests in China, should have based its judgments about the origins of the problem on direct observation of the actual circumstances at the time.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.
~By Ellen Key ~


Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
~By Gary Gygax ~


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.
~By Adam Smith ~


My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
~By George Washington ~


There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem.
~By David Chalmers ~


My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
~By Jack Adams ~


A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
~By George Berkeley ~


But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


But I make the observation that no one of us would do things exactly alike.
~By David Dinkins ~


I am proud to find, from two astronomical observations, that Chapel Hill lies right in the orbit of Jupiter and his satellites, and that the period of his revolution is about twelve years.
~By William Hooper ~


It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on.
~By Michael Behe ~


Observation is an old man's memory.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world.
~By Franz Kafka ~


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


The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
~By Denis Diderot ~


The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.
~By Alice Munro ~


Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Surely it is time to examine into the meaning of words and the nature of things, and to arrive at simple facts, not received upon the dictum of learned authorities, but upon attentive personal observation of what is passing around us.
~By Francis Wright ~


We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order.
~By Asa Gray ~


The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth - all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.
~By Lee De Forest ~


There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left, to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack, and went to Cemetary Hill for observation.
~By John Buford ~


The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
~By Vera Rubin ~


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.
~By Anne Sullivan ~


The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
~By Goldwin Smith ~


Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
~By Henry Ford ~


Theories crumble, but good observations never fade.
~By Harlow Shapley ~


There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
~By William Osler ~


My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.
~By James Dobson ~


From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


One finds the truth by making a hypothesis and comparing observations with the hypothesis.
~By David Douglass ~


Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation.
~By Eugen Herrigel ~


Based on observations of the policies of my own government, I viewed this action as an acceptable option.
~By Timothy McVeigh ~


Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Even if it had not been possible to reproduce the disease in animals and consequently to verify the hypothesis, this simple observation would have been sufficient to demonstrate the way in which the disease was propagated.
~By Charles Jules Henry Nicole ~


If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
~By Robert Baden-Powell ~


We are told that the first part of the process is to select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants, which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to the fact from my own observation.
~By Robert Fortune ~


Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated propositions which involve reference to empirical observations within the logical framework of the propositions in question.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


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


In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


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.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
~By Paul Getty ~


We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
~By Maria Montessori ~


The meaning of this observation is unclear, but it raises the unfortunate possibility of ambiguous triplets; that is, triplets which may code more than one amino acid. However one would certainly expect such triplets to be in a minority.
~By Francis Crick ~


Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
~By Will Rogers ~


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.
~By Walter Scott ~


My mother moved abroad when I was 11, my dad wasn't around from the time that I was a baby, so I was not the product of a family, but a product of observation - of watching what went on around me, of watching who I liked, what I didn't like, what I thought was good behavior and what I thought was bad behavior and tailoring myself accordingly.
~By Mark Strong ~


People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
~By Will Rogers ~


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.
~By Francis Bacon ~


All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.
~By Graham Chapman ~


Now the identification of individual sounds by phonetic observation is an artificial way of proceeding.
~By Roman Jakobson ~


It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
~By Ansel Adams ~


Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
~By Claude Bernard ~


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


I never expected this to catch on in the way it did! Of course similar observations have been made by any number of people, and the distinction is obvious to anyone who thinks about the subject a little.
~By David Chalmers ~


I am appalled at the state of discord in the field of climate science. There is no observational evidence that the addition of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have caused any temperature perturbations in the atmosphere.
~By George T. Wolff ~


Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Those who have heard me speak from time to time know that quite often I cite the observation of that great American author, Mark Twain, who said, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.
~By J. D. Hayworth ~


Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~


Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
~By Max Euwe ~


I will throw all my best efforts into it, my thoughts and political observations, but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that this thing has a reason for being there.
~By Frank Miller ~


The curious defiled past him, after squeezing the Presidential fingers into the room, and settled either on the sofa or chairs or remained standing for protracted observations.
~By Henry Villard ~


Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


I am inspired by many mediums and use them to express varied aspects of my philosophies and life observations.
~By Judith Anderson ~


I think most people see drawing as subservient to the subject, a sort of meditation, a studying, a searching observation, in my case, for its own sake.
~By Peter Wright ~


To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.
~By Rudolf Arnheim ~


From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies.
~By Robert James Graves ~


Truth in science is always determined from observational facts.
~By David Douglass ~


By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
~By Yukio Mishima ~


Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
~By Denis Diderot ~


It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Much of my work in this period was concerned with exploring the logic of economic models, but also with attempting to reconcile the models with every day observation.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


Where conscious subjectivity is concerned, there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed.
~By John Searle ~


The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.
~By William Feather ~

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