A Quote by Denis Diderot on facts, knowledge, nature, observation, and reflection

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge. . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on attitude, belief, leadership, learning, observation, respect, study, and worship

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by David Hume on experience, observation, and reason

Even after the observation of the frequent conjunction of objects, we have no reason to draw any inference concerning any object beyond those of which we have had experience.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Source: A Treatise of Human Nature, Book I, part 3, Section 12

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A Quote by Confucius on contentment, observation, and worth

Look closely into his aims, observe the means by which he pursues them, discover what brings him content - and can the man's real worth remain hidden from you?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on business, country, labor, love, observation, people, promises, and war

A country of a thousand war-chariots cannot be administered unless the ruler attends strictly to business, punctually observes his promises, is economical in expenditure, loves the people, and uses the labor of the peasantry only at the proper times of year.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Clifford M. Wills on genius, observation, and simplicity

It is a product of Einstein's genius - taking a commonplace observation, combining it with some simple imaginary experiments, and arriving at a revolutionary conclusion.

Clifford M. Wills

Source: 1986

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on majorities, observation, and power

In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: De Re Publica, 51 B.C.

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on crisis, curiosity, existence, humanity, and observation

Everybody thinks of others as being excessively human, with all the frailties and crotchets appertaining to that curious condition. But each of us also seems to regard himself as existing on a detached plane of observation, exempt (save in moments of avid crisis) from the strange whims of humanity en masse.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

Source: Pipefuls

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on christianity, glory, hope, miracles, observation, time, understanding, and writing

"Of this voyage, I observe," says the Admiral, "that it has miraculously been shown, as may be understood by this writing, by the many signal miracles that He has shown on the voyage, and for me, who for so great a time was in the court of Your Highnesses with the opposition and against the opinion of so many high personages of your household, who were all against me, alleging this undertaking to be folly, which I hope in Our Lord will be to the greater glory of Christianity, which to some slight extent already has happened."

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, March 15, 1493

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A Quote by Christina Rosetti on garden and observation

Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens A rose today. But you will ask in vain Tomorrow what it is; and yesterday It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.

Christina Rosetti

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