Observation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old observation quotes, observation sayings, and observation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. Amos Bronson Alcott
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. Alexander Pope
It is a common observation that any fool can get money; but they are not wise that think so. Charles Caleb Colton
Almost any mode of observation will be successful at last, for what is most wanted is method. Henry David Thoreau
If you can't think of an observation that could disprove a theory, that theory simply isn't scientific. Jerry A. Coyne
There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem. David Chalmers
It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are. Karl Philipp Moritz
Observe, and in that observation there is neither the "observer" nor the "observed" - there is only observation taking place. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Experimental observations are only experience carefully planned in advance, and designed to form a secure basis of new knowledge. Ronald Fisher
When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge. Isaac Watts
Correct observation followed by meticulous deduction and the precise visualization of goals is vital to the success of any enterprise. Terry Pratchett
It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity. Charles Horton Cooley
Observation and experiment for gathering material, induction and deduction for elaborating it: these are are only good intellectual tools. Francis Bacon