Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
Observation is like a muscle. It grows stronger with use and atrophies without use. Exercise your observation muscle and you will become a more powerful decoder of the world around you.
Observation, not old age, brings wisdom.
It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit of life.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
But when we observe, we are forced to pay attention. We have to move from passive absorption to active awareness. We have to engage.
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing.
To learn by observation is traveling, people must also bring knowledge with them.
The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation.
We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others.
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.
Observation - activity of both eyes and ears.
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared.
Look slowly and hard at something subtle and small.
Theories crumble, but good observations never fade.
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