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