Obvious Quotes

It is a simple matter to see the obvious, to do the expected. The tendency of the individual life is to be static rather than dynamic, and this tendency is made into a propulsion by civilization, where the obvious only is seen, and the unexpected rarely happens. When the unexpected does happen, however, and when […]

Jim Bakker spells his name with 2 k’s because 3 would be too obvious.

The obscure we always see sooner or later; the obvious always seems to take a little longer.

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

Never assume the obvious is true.

There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

God, we know you are in charge, but why don’t you make it slightly more obvious?

I learned long ago never to say the obvious thing, but leave the obvious thing to commonplace and inexperienced people to say.

The obscure we see eventually. The completely apparent takes longer.

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.