He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed.
It is by searching for means of communication that we sharpen our powers of observation.
Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and behold it, as it were, for the first time.
Observation – activity of both eyes and ears.
As a man is, so he sees.
Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers.
Unless the young man looks around for himself and uses his own powers of observation and proves the assertion to be the falsity that it is, he falls under the spell of the misguidance and succumbs to a life of drudgery.
I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air… and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that you will observe a great wasteland.
To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth.
We cannot create observers by saying “observe,” but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.