Quotation Explorer - 'Discovered'

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Over time, I discovered that learning new things doesn't always liberate you. Instead it makes you wonder if your pants are on backward or if the trees are holding the sky up - it makes you question all of your assumptions and conventions. - Dee Williams
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
You can only exceed your limits if you’ve discovered them. - Roel van Sleeuwen
As pity moved into that hole inside her, she discovered how distant pity was from hate, how very far it was from love.
The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the ladder of patience and across the wide barren plains of perseverance. As yet, no short cut has ever been discovered.
I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion. - Jack Kerouac
There are no ordinary people. The blur or everyday reality has created a world in which most of us have forgotten our unique and sacred existence...it is [our] true self, once discovered, that enables us to understand more clearly the nature of our world, and our own existence. - Kim Chestney
The inner dimension and the hidden time have already been discovered. - Compton Gage
We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the earth. - William A. Anders Apollo 8 Lunar Module Pilot
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. - Stephen Hawking
Bunkum and tummyrot! You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he'd said 'What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?' He wouldn't even have started. - Roald Dahl
I swiftly discovered that there are few things in DIY (and possibly life) that can't be solved with a large mallet, a bag of ten-centimetre nails and some swearing. - Monty Halls
I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble. - Raymond Joseph Teller
It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else. - John Waters
When they have discovered truth in nature they fling it into a book, where it is even worse hands. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
My entire life, I saw myself as the beautiful damsel or the graceful maiden. I was the princess searching for her knight. But with my newfound abilities, I finally discovered that, after all this time, I was the powerful witch. - Christina L. Barr
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. - Blaise Pascal
It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding. - Steve Jobs
Literature cannot be imposed; it must be discovered. - Amy Joy
Somewhere along the way, I discovered that in the physical act of cooking, especially something complex or plain old hard to handle, dwelled unsuspected reservoirs of arousal both gastronomic and sexual. - Julie Powell
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. - Langston Hughes
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live - Martin Luther King Jr.
People of limited intelligence are fond of talking about "these days," imagining that they have discovered and appraised the peculiarities of "these days" and that human nature changes with the times. - Leo Tolstoy
In knowing you I, discovered my self. - Aisha Mirza
The stories are not made, they are discovered. - Chandan Sharma
You can never be fully human unless you've discovered the humanity in other human beings. Don't close your eyes to the injustices of your own country by trying to solve the injustices of another country. That's an evasion of Christian responsibility. - Beyers Naudé
One of my favourite things about being an author is waking up knowing that there are worlds just waiting to be discovered and created. - C.S. Woolley
I don't think wood was discovered in Britain until the 1970's. That's when I discovered it anyway. - Craig Ferguson
It was once stated that God didn't play with dice, but then I discovered that most of the Gods did play with dice. However, they didn't see Destiny playing chess the entire time behind them. They never stood a chance, seeing that Destiny was on both sides of the board. - Lionel Suggs
After an access cover has been secured by 16 hold-down screws, it will be discovered that the gasket has been omitted. - De la Lastra's Corollary
In my desperation, I have finally discovered that the only way that I can begin to fill the gaping hole within me is to be thankful for what’s there, and not angry for what’s not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system... - Milton Friedman
-by reading book after book (the only reliable otherworlds I've discovered so far). - Kate Atkinson
Five hundred years ago the notoriously savvy Henry VIII discovered an elegant way to solve both his theological problems and his personal liquidity crisis —he dissolved the monasteries and nicked all their land. - Ben Aaronovitch
The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-,’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'. - Mary Daly
I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is not a dirty little secret which was discovered just yesterday. But, if you follow the Golden Rule, good things happen to you and those around you. - Michael A. Contés II
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex. - Aldous Huxley
Wisdom is not always discovered in a book, true wisdom is discovered in the knowing that you know nothing. - Pasha Cook
Don't assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it. - Raymond E. Feist
A curious part of the human psyche is that the moment that a person presumed to be in danger is discovered to be safe, everyone's anxiety turns into anger. - Monica Fairview
Dr. John Nash Ott had discovered by 1987 that glass, artificial light sources, electricity and electronic systems were having extensive detrimental effects on plants, animals and humans. - Steven Magee
A book may be regarded as irrelevant until it's relevance, importance and purpose is discovered through reading - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Books are just old friends waiting to be discovered. - Carmela Dutra
I'd discovered that the range of beauty in breasts is wide; while one should never lightly say that a pair is ugly, one can easily say that a pair of breasts is beautiful. Hedgehogs are beautiful sometimes; so are baby pigs. - Mo Yan
Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. - Ann Voskamp
What I discovered I liked best about striking out on my bicycle was that the farther I got from home, the more interesting and unusual my thoughts became. - Richard Russo
If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you. - Tom Althouse
I am grateful for every situation. I discovered my potential strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Wrong turns make the right turn all the more worthwhile, once discovered. - Michael Allan Scott
I have looked further into space than ever human being did before me. I have observed stars of which the light, it can be proved, must take two million years to reach the earth.[Having identified Uranus (1781), the first planet discovered since antiquity.] - William Herschel
Don't ever feel sad about who you are. Don't wish to be a daughter or son to a wealthy home, just because you think you're poor. Look! Everybody's poor, i discovered it when i realized that its not everything that President Barrack Obama has. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Once, I took the penny whistle you gave me and discovered a spotby the roaring falls where I could play as loud as I wanted. I lay in the bifurcated trunkof a low-slung birch tree. The sun peeked through applauding leaves, high overhead. - Kristen Henderson
All precious things discovered lateTo those that seek them issue forth,For Love in sequel works with Fate,And draws the veil from hidden worth - Alfred Lord Tennyson
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. - Oscar Wilde
It was mentioned on CNN that the new prime number discovered recently is four times bigger then the previous record.
The happiest moment i've ever felt was that moment when i discovered my ability to create. - Dr. Hazem Ali
In the industry, trying out new genres is not always encouraged but what I've discovered is that as a writer, a jaunt outside my comfort zone generally brings new skills to the main body of my work. - Sara Sheridan
In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other. - Lemmy Kilmister
The essence of death is discovered in the gap between one moment ceasing and another one beginning. That essence is the wakefulness that is our true nature. - Enza Vita
NEWTONIAN, adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when. - Ambrose Bierce
If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own. - Sidney J. Harris
The sacred is discovered in what moves and touches us, in what makes us tremble. - Sam Keen
I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve. - Edmund Hillary
When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day. - Jean Fritz
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered either by themselves or by others. But for the Civil War, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman and Sheridan would not have been discovered, nor have risen into notice. - Mark Twain
What I discovered this freak me out. That the people will check out a book with naked woman, but won't check out a book without this WHY??What are the differences? - Deyth Banger
A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones. - Abraham Lincoln
One of the greatest of human follies is that we think we know ourselves so well, that we know how we would act under any conditions, that we would under any circumstance 'do the right thing.' Well, as many have discovered, you don't really know what you'll do in the dark till the lights go out. - James Carlos Blake
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
The day came when she discovered sex, sensuality, and literature; she said, 'I submit! Let my life be henceforth ruled by poetry. Let me reign as the queen of my dreams until I become nothing less than the heroine of God. - Roman Payne
When asked about which scientist he'd like to meet, said, "Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Pruned my subconscious. Discovered new shoots. - Sally Jo Martine
The secret, or innermost, level of wisdom is pure intuition, clarity, lucidity, innate wakefulness, presence, and recognition of reality. This transcendental wisdom is within all of us—it just needs to be discovered and developed, unfolded and actualized. - Lama Surya Das
The discoveries of my life that were of greatest significance (1) When I discovered love, (2) When I discovered faith and (3) When I discovered one cannot be without the other. - Tonny K. Brown
ABORIGINIES, n. Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country. They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize. - Ambrose Bierce
I've discovered I am most comfortable outside my comfort zone. - Mark W. Boyer
Portia remembered her interview in the small office upstairs...in which she had been so shy, so terrified about not being good enough, not getting this thing, this chance, which she had only just discovered she wanted very badly. - Jean Hanff Korelitz
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. - Blaise Pascal
Forget vampires, he laughed dismissively. Who wants to drink blood for eternity? What we have discovered is far more seductive and a great deal more dangerous… - Pat Spence - Blue Moon
Some things can't be taught; they can only be discovered. - Richelle E. Goodrich
As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless. - Clarence Day Jr.
The secret to strong leaders is that strong leaders are strong because they have been tempered by the negative. They have discovered the secret of combining the negative and the positive to PRODUCED their very own POWER plant! - John Paul Warren
During my life journey I've discovered an interesting thing; once you stop seeking outside you discover what already resides within. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Some of the most polished ideas are discovered through healthy, honest debate, so if you don't argue with yourself every once in a while, other people will gladly point out if, in any sense, you missed a spot. - Criss Jami
We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent we have discovered afterward that much was accomplished and much was begun in us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. - Lois McMaster Bujold
No pessimest ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
There’s a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live. When you want to die, you at least have a goal. When you don’t want to live, you’re really just empty. - Brian Hugh Warner
I Used to think that I knew everything, I was alone. My heart was empty, a single soul experience of life. When I discovered in a pair of eyes, a light reflection of mine, I found my mate, my match, my soul. - Katia M. S.
I discovered that those who seldom dwell on their emotions know better than anyone else just what an emotion is. - John Cage
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. - Mark Twain
First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure. - Douglas Adams
Serenity within the chaos of life is there to be discovered, just look within yourself for it. - Stephen Richards
(She) could have read for hours, except that recently she had discovered holes and crevices between the words which she immediately had to fill with her own ideas until she was fed up with patching up the makeshift constructs. - Gerhard Amanshauser
We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing. - Cristina Marrero
A novel is just a story that hasn't yet discovered a way to be brief. - George Saunders
When I was young, I thought it is thunder that kills people. But when I learnt physics in the high school, I discovered that it is rather the lightning that does the killing. The voice of the thunder itself is just a noise. The lightning is the poise! - Israelmore Ayivor
Miracles are caused by the laws of nature that are yet to be discovered. - Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. - Christopher Morley
I've discovered that life doesn't always turn on the obvious things - people dying, marriages, all the stuff that gets carved on the tombstones - but little unrecorded things too. - Eve Chase
You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. - James Baldwin
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it, namely, that, in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. - Mark Twain
Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible. - Doug Larson
No pessimist discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit - Helen Keller
Do not let anyone else's expectations direct the course of your life. I have discovered happiness in being true to who I am. - Julianne Donaldson
Lie: A very poor substitute for the truth, but the only one discovered to date. - Unknown
Doubt quit stopping by when I started staying out late, dancing in a flood of self assurance discovered when holding your hand. - Taylor Patton
As I looked out at the glittering waters of the Pacific I was seeing for Carl. He knew that it's not for any one generation to see the completed picture. That's the point. The picture is never completed. There is always so much more that remains to be discovered. - Ann Druyan
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it has been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it. - Louis Agassiz
Some people have a hidden richness waiting to be discovered. They don’t advertise it, but it’s there for those willing to scratch beneath the surface. - John Mark Green
A few years after working on Mauna Kea, I discovered that I had radiation sickness - Steven Magee
After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed. - De La Lastra's Law
Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties. - Henry David Thoreau
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde
America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself. - Oscar Wilde
I discovered that night (in his college's student politics) that an audience has a feel to it, and, in the parlance of the theater, that audience and I were together. - Ronald Reagan
How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak? - Jay Leno
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
I didn't expect to love being online as much as I do. I've met some wonderful people and discovered that however arcane some of my interests that there are people out there who are interested too. - Sara Sheridan
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'. - W. Somerset Maugham
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller
Since I became a novelist I have discovered that I am biased. Either I think a new novel is worse than mine and I don’t like it, or I suspect it is better than my novels and I don’t like it. - Umberto Eco
Some people’s self-esteem was secretly improved when they discovered that their then-lovers had killed themselves over them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment. - Pliny the Elder
The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief. - Michael Crichton
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
Can you be alone without being lonely? Can you spend time by yourself without craving noise or company of other people? Have you discovered the glory of quiet time spent alone, time spent listening to your soul? Solitude brings with it gifts that come from nowhere else. - Steve Goodier
After that, he tried to go upstairs through the broom cupboard, and then the yard. This seemed to puzzle him a little. But finally he discovered the stairs, all except the bottom on, and fell up them on his face. The whole castle shook. - Diana Wynne Jones
I sense an insatiable demand for connectivity. Maybe all these people have discovered important uses for the Internet. Perhaps some of them feel hungry for a community that our real neighborhoods don't deliver. At least a few must wonder what the big deal is. - Clifford Stoll
Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
Mystery is what makes women, woman. A woman without mystery is no woman. She is a girl who has yet discovered the depths of her heart. - Imania Margria
99% of natural poets discovered their talents through love letters. - Michael Bassey Johnson
What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. - Margot Asquith
The truths of the one subject have already been discovered, but have not been accepted because they spell the death of the faith in the lie. - Compton Gage
Now logic is a wonderful thing but it has, as the process of evolution discovered, certain drawbacks. Anything that thinks logically can be fooled by something else which thinks at least as logically as it does. - Douglas Adams
Ah, so that must have been her mystery: she had discovered a trail into the forest. Surely that was where she went during her absences. Returning with her eyes filled with gentleness & ignorance, eyes made whole. An ignorance so vast that inside it all the world's wisdom could be contained & lost. - Clarice Lispector
I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost. - Erol Ozan
Once waking into the realization that eternity is waiting in every moment, I discovered that wealth is time, not money. - Mark Nepo
When I discovered music when I discovered the craft of shaping a song my being fell into place. - Charlotte Eriksson
That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents. - Ursula Hegi
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. - Oprah Winfrey
The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered. - Tina Turner
I discovered very quickly that criticism is a form of optimism, and that when you are silent about the shortcomings of your society, you're very pessimistic about that society. And it's only when you speak truthfully about it that you show your faith in that society. - Carlos Fuentes
And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on HIs. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command the love itself. - Corrie ten Boom
I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. - Katherine Dunn
I've discovered a new video game called owning my home. - Dan Harmon
I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it. - Charles M. Schulz
If you need to know courage then you personally is the courage you discovered by yourself, try harder things and it will show up. - Auliq Ice
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