Observation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Observation

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


No observational problem will not be solved by more data.
~By Vera Rubin ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault.
~By Sarah Palin ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor.
~By Donald Johanson ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The service of philosophy, of speculative culture, towards the human spirit, is to rouse, to startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.
~By Walter Pater ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It is of great importance to note these meteors, even the small ones, as very little is yet known of them; and every observation, if carefully made, will some day help to show what they are.
~By William John Wills ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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

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