Observation Quotations


Carlyle said that how to observe was to look, but I say that it is rather to see, and the more you look the less you will observe.

Journal, 13 September 1852

You might say of a philosopher that he was in this world as a spectator.

Journal, 31 October 1850

A man may walk abroad & no more see the sky than if he walked under a shed.

Journal, 21 August 1851

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