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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John F. Kennedy
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
George Bernard Shaw
It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
T. S. Eliot
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Arthur Conan Doyle
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Michel de Montaigne
What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves.
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