Quotes by observation
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Roman emperor 121-180
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Anne Sullivan Macy
American teacher 1866-1936
Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the goo
English writer 1778-1830
General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
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.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
British author 1859-1930
He possesses two out of the three qualities necessary for the ideal detective. He has the power of observation and that of deduction. He is only wanting in knowledge.Source: The Sign of the Four (1890)
Italian physicist and inventor 1934-
High-energy collisions have led to the observation of many hundreds of new hadronic particle states. These new particles, which are generally unstable, appear to be just as fundamental as the neutron and the proton.
British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with Men, or else all the Obligations in the World will not create it. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.Source: Works (1912)
English writer 1709-1784
I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.
French scientist 1822-1895
In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds.
American industrialist 1863-1947
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
American teacher 1866-1936
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.
British writer, social criticus 1802-1876
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.
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