Mediocrity can talk but it is for genius to observe.
- Benjamin Disraeli
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
Observe your enemies for they first find out your faults.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
- John Donne
If you observe a really happy man, you will find ... that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.
- W. Beran Wolfe
If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care;
To whom you speak, of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
- W. E. Norris
It is the theory that decides what we can observe.
- Albert Einstein
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
- Sir Francis Bacon
The only measure of what you believe is what you do. If you want to know what people believe, don't read what they write, don't ask them what they believe, just observe what they do.
- Ashley Montagu
When a man can observe himself suffering and is able, later, to describe what he's gone through, it means he was born for literature.
- Edouard Bourdet
You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Saying
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
- Will Rogers
You see, but you do not observe.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How many observe Christ's birthday, How few, his precepts.
O 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
- Benjamin Franklin
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
- Alice Walker
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
- Charles Caleb Colton
I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don't always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind.
- Bryant Gumbel
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.
- Australian Aboriginal Proverb
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
- A. R. Orage
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant
When television is good, nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you to sit down in front of your TV set and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a vast wasteland.
- Newton Minow