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Observation Quotes


These are some of the best 'Observation' quotations and sayings.

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'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

A right judgment draws us a profit from all things we see.

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harsher blows, make acute and balanced observers.

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

General observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge, comprehending great store in a little room.

He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.

I keep six honest serving-men they taught me all I know; their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who,

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, 'tis all barren - and so it is, and so is all the world to him who will not cultivate the fruits it offers.

I rather like the world. The flesh is pleasing and the Devil does not trouble me.

It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit in life. Human knowledge is but an accumulation of small facts, made by successive generations of men, - the little bits of knowledge and experience carefully treasured up and growing at length into a mighty pyramid.

It is the theory that decides what we can observe.

My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.

Mystery is not profoundness.

Observation made in the cloister or in the desert, will generally be as obscure as the one and as barren as the other; but he that would paint with his pencil must study originals, and not be over fearful of a little dust.

One must always tell what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees.

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Perhaps there is no property in which men are more distinguished from each other, than in the various degrees in which they possess the faculty of observation. The great herd of mankind pass their lives in listless inattention and indifference as to what is going on around them, being perfectly content to satisfy the mere cravings of nature, while those who are destined to distinction have a lynx-eyed vigilance that nothing can escape. You see nothing of the Paul Pry in them; yet they know all that is passing, and keep a perfect reckoning, not only of every interesting passage, but of all the characters of the age who have any concern in them.


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