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Modern science is predicated on 'truths' verified through accurate observation and measurements of physical world phenomena.
I can speak of slavery only so far as it came under my own observation - only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person.
When people endure a traumatic event, they are either defeated or made stronger. On Sept. 11, I told New Yorkers, 'I want you to emerge stronger from this.' My words were partially a hope and partially an observation that people in New York City handle big things better than little things. I could not be more proud of the way my city responded.
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
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.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
People often assume that the same approach will work for everyone, that the same habits will work for everyone, and that everyone has the same aptitude and appetite for forming habits, but from my observation, that's not true.
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.
My paintings and comedy have a lot in common. They are both improvisations based on observation.
Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.
There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem.
My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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.
We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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