Observation Quotations

 

As you see so at length will you say.—Journal, 1 November 1851
You cannot see anything until you are clear of it.—Journal, 1 November 1858
We cannot see anything unless we are possessed with the idea of it, and then we can hardly see anything else.—Journal, 4 November 1858
Flowers were made to be seen not overlooked.—Journal, 15 June 1852
If we can listen we shall hear.—Journal, 26 January 1841
A fact stated barely is dry. It must be the vehicle of some humanity in order to interest us. . . . A man has not seen a thing who has not felt it.—Journal, 23 February 1860
Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray, i.e. we are not looking for it. So, in the largest sense, we find only the world we look for.—Journal, 2 July 1857
That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess.—Journal, 22 June 1839
We cannot see anything unless we are possessed with the idea of it, and then we can hardly see anything else.—Journal, 4 November 1858
Flowers were made to be seen not overlooked.—Journal, 15 June 1852
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