observation

A Quote by Eugene G. Grace on accuracy, direction, habits, men, observation, and success

If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect.

Eugene G. Grace (1876 - 1960)

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on observation and prophets

Prophecy - To observe that which has passed, and guess it will happen again.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton on genius and observation

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1831 - 1891)

Source: pseudonym: Owen Meredith

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on conversation, observation, and spirit

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on anarchy, men, and observation

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness, p.23

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A Quote by Dr. John Arbuthnot on darkness, force, imagination, knowledge, observation, and rules

The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers, which can be successfully applied, even to those things, which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know, which are not capable of being reduc'd to a Mathematical Reasoning; and when they cannot it's a sign our knowledge of them is very small and confus'd; and when a Mathematical Reasoning can be had it's as great a folly to make use of any other, as to grope for a thing in the dark, when you have a Candle standing by you.

Dr. John Arbuthnot (1667 - 1735)

Source: Of the Laws of Chance. (1692)

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A Quote by Dr. Alexis Carrel on action, beginning, fear, grace, habits, humility, journeys, life, obligation, observation, prayer, pride, selfishness, sincerity, and soul

If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquillity of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. Within the depths of consciousness a flame kindles. And man sees himself. He discovers his selfishness, his silly pride, his fears, his greeds, his blunders. He develops a sense of moral obligation, intellectual humility. Thus begins a journey of the soul toward the realm of grace. . . . [Continued]

Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873 - 1944)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on behavior, justice, observation, restaurants, time, and understanding

Bistromathics itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behavior of numbers. Just as Einstein observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observer's movement in space, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observer's movement in time, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observer's movement in restaurants.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything. New York: Harmony Books, 1982.

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on observation, theory, and thought

If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 1980

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on creativity, diligence, genius, nature, observation, reason, and reflection

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.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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