Discovery Quotes

discovery quotes
These discovery quotes are surprisingly insightful:

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. -Galileo Galilei

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

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

The greatest discoveries have come from people who have looked at a standard situation and seen it differently. -Ira Erwin

I do not seek.  I find. -Pablo Picasso

Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do. -Lyn Yutang

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

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

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself. -Alan Alda

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. -James Thurber

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. -George Moore

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. -Aurthur H. Compton

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. -Alexander Graham Bell

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. -Claude Bernard

Learn to see, and then you’ll know there is no end to the new worlds of our vision. -Carlos Castaneda

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to paying attention, than to any other talent. -Isaac Newton

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. -A.A Milne

There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. -Richard Feynman

The more original a discovery, the more obvious is seems afterwards. -Aurthur Koestler

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. -Sir Issac Newton

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. -James Joyce

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. -Diane Acherman

An experiment disproving a prediction is discovery. -Enrico Fermi

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    • Lee
    • November 6, 2010

    Shawn you have posted many great quotes. I found myself deleting many of my own as they were the same, smile! Still there was a few different from yours.

    Discovery is basically the act of finding some information that was previously not known. It is not the generation of new information or not the invention of any new information but just the finding of it.

    Discovery normally happens with respect to something that existed once but is not more or which has been there for a long time but now new facts are known about that subject matter.

    Discovery happens every day about a lot of things. It helps us understand things that were there before we existed.

    No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
    Helen Keller

    The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
    Frank Herbert

    Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.
    Warren Buffett

    It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance, rather than of contemplation, and of accident, rather than of design.
    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form, because there is no other guidance we can have.
    Charles Robert Darwin

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

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

    This world of ours has been constructed like a superbly written novel: we pursue the tale with avidity, hoping to discover the plot.
    Sir Arthur Keith

    A new principle is an inexhaustible source of new views.
    Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

    Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.
    Margot Fonteyn

    Take care always!

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