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Discovery Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Discovery.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have
been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit
of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
- Max Planck

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

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional
and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

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

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

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

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

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

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

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

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

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

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

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

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

Sex is a discovery.
- Fannie Hurst

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

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

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

Right now we have a closure rate between discovery
and exploitation of four to six months.
We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days.
That is an enormous challenge.
- John W. Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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