When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
The hardest lessons to learn are those that are the most obvious.
Be nice to each other. Not a lot, but seems like the most obvious thing.
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things.
After a certain age, the more one becomes oneself, the more obvious one's family traits become.
It is obvious that mathematics needs both sorts of mathematicians, theory-builders and problem-solvers.
If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves.
The nativism behind the push to repeal or amend the Fourteenth is ugly and obvious.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.
The moral is obvious it is that great armaments lead inevitably to war.
Kindly remember that the obvious is always overlooked.
When your mind tries to verify a preconceived notion you can miss the obvious.
It's obvious what's timeless and what is not timeless, but you need time to find that answer.
It is bad to want something that not even God could attain, especially when the impossibility becomes obvious.
Readers are made by readers - it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it.
The obvious can sometimes be illuminating when perceived in an unhabitual way.
The obvious is better than obvious avoidance of it.
Everything, in retrospect, is obvious. But if everything were obvious, authors of histories of financial folly would be rich . . .
The true test of a brilliant theory [is] what first is thought to be wrong is later shown to be obvious.
I say that virtue is really all about enjoying yourself, living fully; but of course it is far from obvious what living fully actually means.
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
It was obvious that bigotry was never a one-way operation, that hatred bred hatred!
The inevitable triumph of illusion over reality that was the single most obvious truth about the history of the human race.
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