Quotation Explorer - 'Observed'

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author? - Philip G. Hamerton
... From want of foresight men make changes which relishing well at first do not betray their hidden venom, as I have already observed respecting hectic fever. Nevertheless, the ruler is not truly wise who cannot discern evils before they develop themselves, and this is a faculty given to few. - Niccolò Machiavelli
I have looked further into space than ever human being did before me. I have observed stars of which the light, it can be proved, must take two million years to reach the earth.[Having identified Uranus (1781), the first planet discovered since antiquity.] - William Herschel
I guess it’s true what they say," observed Jace. "There are no straight men in the trenches.""That’s atheists, jackass," said Simon furiously. "There are no atheists in the trenches. - Cassandra Clare
My relative examined you, observed a few of your normal body cells, compared them with what it had learned from other humans most like you, and said that you had not only a cancer, but a talent for cancer. - Octavia E. Butler
Anything that appears and disappears cannot actually be you because it is being observed by you. By removing the attention from these things and noticing what remains, you are left only with what is permanent the truth of who you are. - Enza Vita
Nature is to be observed; not directed. - Park Sooyong
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. - Henry Fielding
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Income from labor [in the United States] is about as unequally distributed as has ever been observed anywhere. - Thomas Piketty
It is not always the magnitude of the differences observed between species that must determine specific distinctions, but the constant preservation of those differences in reproduction. - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Over-the-counter ‪‎drug‬ ‪‎abuse‬ or addiction was a problem that I observed at Mauna Kea - Steven Magee
One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich.
I've often observed that women can be the weakest link in women's rights. - Jean Sasson
A brilliant mind was first a listener that observed the actions of the people that loved and hated them, then found a way to express their feelings, when real communication was lost. - Shannon L. Alder
...Where we got to know eachother. Not just with words, it was how we observed eachother's movements. The way your smile only effected the lower half of your face. How our hands moved when they were close: as if they had minds of their own. - Elaine Turnbo
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed. - Ernest Hemingway
The Awakened One sees the observer and the observed as one. The unawakened one sees the observer and the observed as different. - Sri Amma Bhagwan.
The forms of manners which should be scrupulously observed are, invariably, those which contribute to the comfort, or dignity of others. - Josephine Ross
And whenever the prime concern in life is money-making, then you have trickery and brutality and wrong. I'm saying that, not from what I have heard, but from what I have observed in a long life among our own folk. - Neil M. Gunn
If we can predict, then we have observed enough to know that what we are observing does not just happen randomly; we have noted a pattern of regularities. - Hugh Coolican
Things just happen, one after another. They don't care who knows. But history... ah, history is different. History has to be observed. Otherwise it's not history. It's just... well, things happening one after another. - Terry Pratchett
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]