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Wise Quotes about Discovery

May you find great value in these Discovery quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

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

 

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to
the description of society as it should be,
and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
- Benjamin Tucker

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

But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing
that has happened has been my discovery that people
who attend the conventions are filled with love.
- William Shatner

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

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

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

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

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

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts,
and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
- Buffalo Bill

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

Without free speech no search for truth is possible...
no discovery of truth is useful.
- Charles Bradlaugh

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man
can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- James Truslow Adams

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

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

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

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

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

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

In our case, finding a Lucy is unique.
No one will ever find another Lucy.
You can't order one from a biological supply house.
It's a unique discovery, a unique specimen.
- Donald Johanson

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

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone.
One has to have the original to work with.
It is a life-long task.
- Richard Leakey

Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.
- Catherine Helen Spence

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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

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

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly
drops out of the darkness,
and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The gain is not the having of children;
it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
- Polly Berrien Berends

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement,
or the plastic invention of felt reality;
it must be every time: invention,
discovery, revelation.
- Max Ernst

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren

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

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

No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution,
but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain
sequence by a particular process.
- Michael Shermer

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

The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel,
the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was
the domestication of the human male.
- Max Lerner

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
- William James

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

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

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


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