observation

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on ability, life, mind, observation, and power

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on change, love, nature, place, observation, self, and universe

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Luther Burbank on blessings, children, evolution, fulfillment, god, happiness, health, humanity, intelligence, life, love, nature, observation, plants, principles, progress, simplicity, and world

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection. In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. We must return to nature and nature's god.

Luther Burbank (1849 - 1926)

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A Quote by Louis Pasteur on chance, concern, mind, observation, and preparation

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

Source: Quoted: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circle Prindle,Wever& Schmidt, Boston, 1988

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on age, books, companions, dreams, observation, and youth

Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs of youth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: Strangeness in the Proportion

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by LeGrand R. Curtis on fatherhood, feeling, heaven, and observation

How we observe the Sabbath indicates our feelings toward our Father in Heaven.

LeGrand R. Curtis (1924 - 1995)

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A Quote by Lavor K. Chaffin on competence, day, education, individuality, and observation

In my observation, the individual has reached his ceiling when he stops his self-education. The competent ones lift their ceilings day by day through self-education. Those who are "drop-outs" find their ceilings constantly getting lower.

Lavor K. Chaffin

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection,

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, direction, observation, purity, present, and wisdom

. . . integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (26)

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on belief, challenge, life, nations, observation, philosophy, practicality, and world

One of the great challenges you will face is that a part of the world, and some in it, do not have or do not believe in a standard of moral values. Many in the world today operate on the basis of practical expediency. You have undoubtedly observed this yourselves. It has become a philosophy of life for many. This is true among nations as well as among individuals.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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