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If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw
In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.
The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way.
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
Honore de Balzac
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation.
No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon.
John Archibald Wheeler
Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive.
It seems that half the point of being in Miami Beach - particularly the northern end of South Beach - is to be observed by people-watchers like me, and the display along Ocean Drive during my visit was, as always, sublime.
Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.
We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.
It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality.
What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.
It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.
If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction.
From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn't paid for what she writes.
What I've observed and what I've imagined - and definitely what I'm hoping - happens as you get older is that there's a mellowing, an acceptance that comes with time. I guess that I'll find out.
A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.
I just think the more we're observed by other people, the less we can observe them in order to play them and find their true condition.
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