Observation Quotes And Sayings

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians.
~By Ellen Muth ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


And this thesis is somewhat connected with general social and political observations, because it establishes the fact that the number of consumers is considerably larger than the number of producers, a fact which exercises a not inconsiderable social and political pressure.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


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 ~


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 ~


A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement.
~By Erwin Schrodinger ~


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 ~


As, however, the port in reality lies in thirty-two degrees thirty-four minutes, according to the observations that have been made, they went much beyond it, thus making the voyage much longer than was necessary.
~By Junipero Serra ~


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


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


Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made: In the Middle East and in the Muslim world, suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


But my observation has been, certainly in the news business, you've got to give 110 percent.
~By Sam Donaldson ~


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 ~


Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
~By Edward Abbey ~


I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.
~By Hillary Clinton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In the end, they pardoned me and packed me off to a home for the shell-shocked. Shortly before the end of the war, I was discharged a second time, once again with the observation that I was subject to recall at any time.
~By George Grosz ~


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 ~


No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.
~By Naomi Wolf ~


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


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 ~


Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


We learn this by the precepts that Jesus left. He observed that the people were looking outward, and assured them that the kingdom of God cometh not with outward observation; and for this reason, that it was only to be known in man.
~By Elias Hicks ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I made observations for three hours last night, and am almost ill today from fatigue; still I have worked all day, trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again tonight.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


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


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 ~


Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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


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 ~


A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


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


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


The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening, I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night or morning and walked two miles to the observatory to make some observation included in the programme.
~By Simon Newcomb ~


For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.
~By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~


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 ~


Cuvier had preceded Lamarck in specifying the kinds and degrees of variation, which his own observations and critical judgment of the reports of others led him to admit.
~By Richard Owen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.
~By Willard Van Orman Quine ~


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


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 ~


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


Children have very sharp powers of observation - probably sharper than adults - yet at the same time their emotional reactions are murky and much more primitive.
~By Donna Tartt ~


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


I saw, in looking over Cooper, elements of a comet of 1825 which resemble what I get out for this, from my own observations, but I cannot rely upon my own.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena, and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


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 ~


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 ~


It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
~By Michael Behe ~


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 ~


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


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


It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory.
~By Arthur Eddington ~


The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur.
~By William Bartram ~


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


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


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


I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease - a statement in which I am supported by observation.
~By Thomas Sydenham ~


The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.
~By Simon Newcomb ~


However, the models also predict unambiguously that the atmosphere is warming faster than the surface of the earth; but all the available observational data unambiguously shows the opposite!
~By David Douglass ~

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