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Discovery Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Discovery

Please enjoy these Discovery Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

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 process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

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

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

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

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

Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided,
the size of each group being determined by the natural
fertility of its locality.
- Arthur Keith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational.
And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational.
It was all a discovery.
- Andre Agassi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships,
to the old discovery that is ever new,
that man does not live by bread alone.
- John Hannah

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

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

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
- Jacob Bronowski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I began writing in the 4th grade.
As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school.
It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
- Christopher Darden


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