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Discovery Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Discovery

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Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Live-By

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

 

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

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The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Every day is a new day -
a day for new beginnings, new dreams, new action -
a day for challenge, adventure, and discovery.
TODAY, what is your goal?
What is your dream?
What action are you taking to further your goals and dreams?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

This discovery convinced me of the power of crystallography
and led me to continue in this field.
- Robert Huber

Sex is a discovery.
- Fannie Hurst

My experience of ships is that on them one makes an
interesting discovery about the world.
One finds one can do without it completely.
- Malcolm Bradbury

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery,
a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
- A. R. Ammons

I love to create interesting textures with language.
You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
- Robert Morgan

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

But I'm an adventurer.
I like invention, I like discovery.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten
but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
- Paul Berg

To see the world for a moment as something rich and
strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
- Edward M. Purcell

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
and thinking what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The delights of self-discovery are always available.
- Gail Sheehy

This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards.
So too is the approval of our work by our peers.
- Henry Taube

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity,
than the discovery of a new star.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

If there's one thing for which I admire you,
it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments.
- Thomas Reed

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen,
and thinking what nobody has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was
the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner

It makes it very exciting don't you think to live in an age of,
of discovery of human personality this way?
- John Money

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person
can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
- Oprah Winfrey

It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands,
seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge.
It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
- Frederick Sanger

A poem in form still has to have voice,
gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection,
as any poetry does.
- Robert Morgan

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do;
and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there,
and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
- Arthur H. Compton

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition.
- Alexander Smith

Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery
of new voices and new talent.
- Robert Redford

In animation, there's this exhilarating moment of discovery
when you see the film and you say,
Oh THAT'S what I was doing.
- John Lithgow

It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
- Howard Carter

Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what
I put in at the beginning.
A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one.
- Jonathan Carroll

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not
supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
- Sarah Palin

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness,
but there is the discovery of joy.
- Joyce Grenfell

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing;
education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
- Bryant H. McGill

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis,
then you've made a measurement.
If the result is contrary to the hypothesis,
then you've made a discovery.
- Enrico Fermi

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
- Arthur Keith

Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth:
what at first appeared universal,
by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
- Edgar Quinet

I realized immediately that this was a terribly important discovery,
but I didn't realize how important it would be until
we had spent a lot of time in the laboratory studying it.
- Donald Johanson

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human
beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
- Lee Iacocca

In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King's,
especially the discovery of French and German literature.
- Patrick White

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth,
is to discover the truth about myself:
and if I have been in error,
this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
- Thomas Merton

The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country,
and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations
from this moment became the daily programme.
- Howard Carter

Almost all paleontologists recognize that the discovery
of a complete transition is in any case unlikely.
- George G. Simpson

We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example,
elements analogous to aluminum and silicon-
whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

Effective health care depends on self-care;
this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
- Ivan Illich

Eye was a great discovery.
He is one of the great vocalists of all time.
- John Zorn

There is no better high than discovery.
- E. O. Wilson

Painting is self-discovery.
Every good artist paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems
to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations
is naturally received with much hesitation.
- Charles Lyell

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

Whenever I found out anything remarkable,
I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper,
so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek


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