We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
The other line moves faster.
One must talk about everything according to its nature, how it comes to be and how it grows. Men have talked about the world without paying attention to the world of their own minds, as if they were asleep or absent-minded.
How are you going to see the sun if you lie on your stomach?
Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.
Art and nature have stores inexhaustible by human intellects; and every moment produces something new to him who has quickened his faculties by diligent observation.
Let Observation with extensive View, Survey Mankind, from China to Peru;
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.