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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
All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.
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.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
My paintings and comedy have a lot in common. They are both improvisations based on observation.
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.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
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.
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.
I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life. It's like two completely separate planets.
I always tell the adults at my dance school, 'Men, you are going to have to do something that you are absolutely not used to: you have got to take command and be the boss.' Because - and this is just an observation - women get their way.
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.
Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience.
J. Paul Getty
In 2002, in this country, there was an observation that for the first time in America, more kids were actively pursuing skateboarding than baseball.
Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.
All through Latin America, there's sharp condemnation of the criminal atrocities of Sept. 11. But it's qualified by the observation that although these are horrible atrocities, they are not unfamiliar.
It is a lamentable observation that because of the way our laws are skewed toward the plaintiff, London has become the libel capital of the world.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Observation is an old man's memory.
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.
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.
To become an academic expert takes years of studying. Academic experts are experts in how and what others have done. They use case studies and observation to understand a subject.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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