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 is an old man's memory.     

Jonathan Swift

Observation capitalizes inspiration.     

Alex Faickney Osborn

Observation, not old age, brings wisdom.     

Publilius Syrus

Is there an observation which is not the instrument of thought?     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.     

Louis Pasteur

Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it.     

Pascual Jordan

Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence to make them believable.     

Carl Sagan

In the mere observation of yourself, you begin the process of healing and transformation.     

Deepak Chopra

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.     

George Bernard Shaw

All observations of life are harsh, because life is. I lament that fact, but I cannot change it.     

Margaret Atwood

A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.     

Alexis Carrel

True observation begins when devoid of set patterns; freedom of expression occurs when one is beyond system.     

Bruce Lee

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.     

Claude Monet

If there's one observation that rings true in today's changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.     

Ronald Reagan

The attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture.     

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.     

Samuel Johnson

A journey of observation must leave as much as possible to chance. Random movement is the best plan for maximum observation     

Tahir Shah

A careful observation of Nature will disclose pleasantries of superb irony. She has for instance placed toads close to flowers.     

Honoré de Balzac

It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit of life.     

Samuel Smiles

Observation always involves theory.     

Edwin Powell Hubble

When you make an observation, you have an obligation.     

M. K. Asante

The observation of nature is part of an artist's life.     

Henry Moore

Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.     

Amit Ray

Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life.     

George Meredith

Let observation with extended observation observe extensively.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.     

Wallace Stevens

One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.     

Willard Van Orman Quine

Observation and study are necessary to achieve mastery of light and form     

Andrew Loomis

Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable     

Robert Delaunay