Obvious Sayings and Quotes

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

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead
It was obvious that bigotry was never a one-way operation, that hatred bred hatred! Isaac Asimov
If the poem has no obvious destination, there's a chance that we'll be all setting off on an interesting ride. Paul Muldoon
The obvious is always least understood. Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. Khalil Gibran
It's obvious that five days is just enough to give one a false impression of any country. Muriel Lester
Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics. Eric Temple Bell
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man. Thomas Love Peacock
The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out. Amee
If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves. Mason Cooley
Kindly remember that the obvious is always overlooked. Drayton Bird
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. Claude Chabrol
There are many ways to drown, only the most obvious wave their arms as they're going under. Nick Flynn
If it's obvious, it's obviously wrong. Joseph Granville
Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun. Nathaniel P. Willis
After a certain age, the more one becomes oneself, the more obvious one's family traits become. Marcel Proust
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question. Eric Hoffer
Things that are obvious don't need to be talked about. Things that are missing, do. Ron Kaufman
Once you open your eyes and start looking around you, you start picking up things that are very obvious. Kobe Bryant
Overfishing is an obvious threat to our capacity to feed ourselves. Tim Winton
It is obvious that different individual require different things to live good, healthy, and virtuous lives. Tom Gordon Palmer
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehead
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. Picasso
The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values. Michael Schudson
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius
Never assume the obvious is true. William Safire
What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer. Hesketh Pearson
The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest. Bob Hawke
The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts. Charles Henry Parkhurst
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. John Sculley