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.

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. Arthur Koestler
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Steven Mason
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. John Fitzgerald
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question. Eric Hoffer
It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect. Daniel Keys Moran
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything. Chuck Klosterman
When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data. Henry Madison Morris
Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. Eli Stanley Jones
Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody's life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don't enjoy it once they get it. Kelsey Grammar
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possible an idiot. Salvadot Dali
Self - evidence: evident to one's he has inside information, self and nobody else. Evan Esar
The best kind of mind is that it requires a very unusual mind which minds its own business to undertake the analysis of the obvious. Alfred North Whitehad
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Helen Keller
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. John F. Kennedy
Meditation reveals that the obvious place to begin is not in some other place, it's right here. Angel Kyodo Williams
Giving clear, non judgmental attention to everything, true equality becomes evident. Merle Kodod Boyd
The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not apparent. Les Brown
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. Fran Lebowitz
The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular differennce between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. J.D. Salinger
All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius
Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious. Oscar Wilde
Of all musicians, flautists are most obviously the ones who know something we don't know. Paul Jennings
Familiar things happen and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious. A.N. Whitehead
Lies in newspapers are like rat droppings in clear soup. Not only disgusting but obvious. Chinese Proverb
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. Ed Murrow
The concepts most familiar to us are often the most mysterious. Etienne Klein
Everything you've learned in school as 'obvious' becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. R.Buckminster Fuller
The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non obvious. Marcus Aurelius