observation

A Quote by James Keller on ancestry, blindness, clarity, compassion, corruption, direction, disease, divinity, errors, experience, guidance, ignorance, imperfection, laws, manners, nature, needs, observation, prejudice, providence, reason, understanding,

Sir William Blackstone, the great English jurist, writing in his Commentaries on the Laws of England in 1769, was most explicit in emphasizing the weakness of man's nature. As he observed: ". . . if our reason were always, as in our first ancestor before his transgression, clear and perfect,unruffled by passions, unclouded by prejudice, unimpaired by disease or intemperance, the task would be pleasant and easy; we should need no other guide but this. But every man now finds the contrary in his own experience; that his reason is corrupt, and his understanding full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine Providence, which in compassion to the frailty, the imperfection, and the blindness of human reason, hath been pleased at sundry times and in divers manners, to discover and enforce its laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law . . ."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on observation and writers

From my close observation of writers . . . they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on animals, love, and observation

The more we come in contact with animals and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care of the young.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Ignace Lepp on company, emotion, friendship, energy, nature, observation, people, and time

If friendship is to transpire between two people, it is important that both be in a state of availability. I have often been in the company of those who complain that they have no friends. Inevitably, I have observed that this condition was due to their own lack of availability; they were too encumbered to be able to welcome another. Such unavailability may be exterior in nature; that is, people may lack the time or the emotional energy necessary for friendship.

Ignace Lepp

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on anticipation, automobiles, criticism, day, family, fatherhood, learning, observation, parenthood, time, and understanding

One day when I was seventeen years old, I was washing the family car in anticipation of going on a date that evening. My father came out of the house to observe what I was doing. He criticized me to the extent that I felt as if I was doing nothing right. Finally I said something like, "Dad, get off my case. Don't you understand this is the first time I have ever been a teenager?" He looked at me and said, "Pal, don't you know this is the first time I have ever been a father?" I grew wiser that day because I realized we all are learning together within a family. We cannot expect our parents to be perfect any more than we can expect ourselves to be all that we hoped to be.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Ensign November 1993, Your Personal Checklist . . . © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on accuracy, common sense, logic, observation, and science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on experience, guidance, and observation

Experience is a poor guide to man, and is seldom followed. What really teaches a man is not experience, but observation.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Hesiod on observation

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.

Hesiod

Source: "The Theogony," line 694

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on enthusiasm, habits, heart, inspiration, love, mind, observation, purity, reading, reason, and simplicity

A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and . . . unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Moore on art, inspiration, knowledge, life, nature, and observation

The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.

Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

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