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Engrave this Quote The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.
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-Walter Bagehot
Engrave this Quote You can observe a lot by watching.
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-Yogi Berra
Engrave this Quote I always know what's happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.
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-Larry Bird
Engrave this Quote To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth.
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-Charles-Damian Boulogne
My Friends the Senses
Engrave this Quote Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
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-George Carlin
Engrave this Quote How many attractions for us have our passing fellows in the streets, both male and female, which our ethics forbid us to express, which yet infuse so much pleasure into life. A lovely child, a handsome youth, a beautiful girl, a heroic man, a maternal woman, a venerable old man, charm us, though strangers, and we cannot say so, or look at them but for a moment.
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journal, November 12, 1836
Engrave this Quote Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
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-Johann von Goethe
Engrave this Quote The luster of diamonds is invigorated by the interposition of darker bodies; the lights of a picture are created by the shades; the highest pleasure which nature has indulged to sensitive perception is that of rest after fatigue.
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-Samuel Johnson
Engrave this Quote The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
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-A. R. Orage
Essays and Aphorisms
Engrave this Quote There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
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-William Osler
Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings
Engrave this Quote In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
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-Louis Pasteur
lecture
Engrave this Quote Looking out of my window this lovely spring morning I see an azalea in full bloom. No, no! I do not see that; though that is the only way I can describe what I see. That is a proposition, a sentence, a fact; but what I perceive is not proposition, sentence, fact, but only an image which I make intelligible in part by means of a statement of fact. This statement is abstract; but what I see is concrete.
early 1900's
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-Charles Sanders Pierce
manuscript 692
Engrave this Quote One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
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-Alexander Pope
Engrave this Quote The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
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-Sa'di
Engrave this Quote Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
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-Henry David Thoreau
Journal
Engrave this Quote Joy and grief are never far apart. In the same street the shutters of one house are closed while the curtains of the next are brushed by the shadows of the dance. A wedding party returns from the church; and a funeral winds to its door. The smiles and
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-Robert Eldridge Willmott

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