Quotation Explorer - 'Discovery'

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. - Arthur Koestler
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones. - Joseph Priestley
The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth. - Ezra Pound
These pages testify to the discovery of uhnlikely gifts when we stay in community--especially when we stay after things get hard. - Christopher Heuertz
If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative. - Arthur C. Clarke
Self discovery is the most empowering time of your life, you remember who you are and you become the best version of yourself but what they forget to tell you is, to get to a point of pleasure you must face the pain. - Nikki Rowe
The journey to self discovery forges many paths, the footprints left behind are the memories of what was and the belief of what is.~bns - Bluenscottish
The greatest discovery is to find a hero within oneself that will choose life over death; and fight for hope through despair to possess the will to live. - Ellen J. Barrier
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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.
adversity is a great tool to self discovery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. - Samuel Smiles
For you, my darlings, freedom to do what you like is the discovery of how unlikable what you like to do makes you. Not that that stops you doing what you like, since you like doing what you like more than you like liking what you do...[Lucifer] - Glen Duncan
The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge. - Kedar Joshi
When we write, we discover answers, though the key is not in the discovery but in the timing of the implementation. - A.D. Posey
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
Creativity is the key to discovery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
...hence the very best science fiction ultimately winds up being a collaboration between author and reader, in which both create - and enjoy it; joy is the essential and final ingredient of science fiction, the joy of discovery of newness - Philip K. Dick
The greatest of all the accomplishments of 20th century science has been the discovery of human ignorance - Lewis Thomas
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. - Alexander Smith
Education is a relentless voyage of discovery. - Abhijit Naskar
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. - Charles Bradlaugh
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
I now see my life, not as a slow shaping of achievment to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude. - William James
Everyone in a decadent society, Lorrain urges, is guilty. Everyone loves masking murder and everyone takes masochistic pleasure in the risk of discovery and punishment. - Jennifer Birkett
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. - Albert Einstein
We only get what we can deal with."The real voyage of discovery consists...in seeing with new eyes - Sinéad Moriarthy
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy. - Voltaire
Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy. - Aldous Huxley
To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. - C.G. Jung
Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation. - André Gide
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. - Albert Szent-Györgyi
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
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. - William James
There is no better high than discovery. - Edward O. Wilson
It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception. - Albert Einstein
And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. - Arthur C. Clarke
Pessimists never go on a voyage of discovery, equally so they never leave the shoreline in search of new horizons. - Stephen Richards
The truth to succeeding at leadership is recognizing that it’s a never-ending journey of discovery and learning. - Tanveer Naseer
Explore in the inside of you and discover your true potential. After your discovery, ameliorate on it and it will yield to an endless success. - Sam Adeyinka
I made the exhilarating discovery that study, when it is pursued with ardour and discipline, becomes creation. - W.K. Hancock
There's nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope. - Woody Allen
Life's temptations have the purpose of putting our spiritual integrity to the test. To yield to them, however, gives one a precarious and tormented satisfaction. But the worst temptations are those we give in to without getting anything in return except for the brutal discovery of our weakness. - Paolo Maurensig
The greatest achievement is self discovery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. - Ayn Rand
Fill the pages of your life with the exciting story of triumph and tragedy, failure and victory, desire and discovery. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. - Bryant McGill
With you it's different, There isn't a catostrophic emotion of endorphines, but there is a silent feeling of contentment & peace. I won't deny I have my fears, but your worth the discovery. - Nikki Rowe
The greatest journey of discovery that the human can take is not through the universe or to the remotest location on earth, it is the voyage through the human mind. - Steven Magee
Success is the progressive discovery of your assignment - Dr Lloyd Magangeni
Continuous understanding goes with love, courage, respect, discovery and acceptance of mistakes. - Auliq Ice
Sleeping was her latest discovery. 'It's so wonderful. One simply shuts one's eyes, that's all. It's so delicious. - Katherine Mansfield
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Successful innovators recognize that discovery of great ideas come from looking at the same thing as everyone else and observing something different.
The roadmap to a rich, rewarding life is to follow your passion, to be willing to deviate, to never dull to the dawn of a new day and all of the possibilities it holds for adventure and discovery. - Toni Sorenson
What is grace? It is the inspiration from on high: it is love; it is liberty. Grace is the spirit of law. This discovery of the spirit of law belongs to Saint Paul; and what he calls "grace" from a heavenly point of view, we, from an earthly point, call "rigtheousness." - Victor Hugo
TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing with increasing activity to the end of time. - Ambrose Bierce
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history. - Joseph Conrad
Coincidences are a true paradox... on the one hand they seem to be the source of our greatest irrationalities--seeing causal connections when science tells us they aren't there. On the other hand, some of our greatest feats of scientific discovery depend on coincidences. - Josh Tenenbaum
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events.
Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery of our truth about the unique history of our childhood.-, author of The Drama of The Gifted Child - Alice Miller
Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant
I am ready for the most exhilarating time of my life, discovery before me, negativity behind me, through the road to ruin, I will find within me, my most unshakeable truth. - Nikki Rowe
I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world, is discovery. - James Dean
In every argument there is a discovery of truth and a bed of success. - Auliq Ice
Life is like weather we have to challenge and discovery many different seasons. - Jan Jansen
I am convinced that we as adults must constantly cling to, affirm, and celebrate with our children those things we love, sunsets, laughter, the taste of a good meal, the warmth of a hickory fire shared by real friends, the joy of discovery and accomplishment, the constant surprises of life. - Eliot Wigginton
Life is funny. We all have periods of ups and downs. Of silence and discovery. And then we begin to know who we are. Like watching a rose opening. Ah, we say. And once we do, the love and the wonder truly begin. - Erin Kouvas
When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn't a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of Self. - Brad Pitt
There is always a worthwhile price for discovery. Discover who you are. Know yourself. - Sesan Kareem
Love is what stands in the way of self discovery, try not to find, it will find you. - Auliq Ice
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. - Donald Foster
Education is stimulates self discovery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something. - Paul Gallico
Theological formation is the gradual and often painful discovery of God's incomprehensibility. You can be competent in many things, but you cannot be competent in God. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
On the journey to self discovery be grateful for the fools along the way. Their lack of kindness fueled your success ~bns - Bluenscottish
Storytelling? God started that. Discovery. Lust. Murder. Revenge. Power. Sin. Redemption. Forgiveness. Miracles. We simply retell the stories in the language of our generation. - Dennis R. Miller
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have made so many mistakes but I have learned a lot and I'm confident to say - he who never made a mistake never made any discovery - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Of all the queer sources of romance, ours lay in the discovery that each was an addict of Boswell's Life of Johnson. H.E.G. had a first edition of the Journey to the Hebrides, which I coveted mightily. Why not acquire the book honorably, marry the man, and have it around the house? - Beatrice Fairfax
The very desire to be certain,to be secure,is the beginning of bondage.It's only when the mind is not caught in the net of certainty,and is not seeking certainty, that it is in a state of discovery. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
I searched for a deeper existence. What I found was myself. The next moment the journey towards self discovery began all over again. - Matthew Donnelly
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. - Albert Szent-Györgyi
I made the valuable discovery that practicing wasn't a matter of time at all. It was a matter of intensity. Five minutes spent working consciously and hard at the elimination of an error, was worth five hours just playing away ignoring errors as if they hadn't happened. - Leonard Wibberley
In scientific discovery, it’s not the subject or object reveals the information to the scientist, but the awareness field of his own mind, reveals the details, at the time of deep focus on the subject or object. - Roshan Sharma
I would like The Discovery of Poetry to be a field guide to the natural pleasures of language - a happiness we were born to have. - Frances Mayes
Science fiction is the arena of the not-yet, and every science fiction story has this element of not-yet-ness — usually a bit of technology or a scientific discovery that we don't know about in the real world of the present but that might be a possibility in the future. - Welch Everman
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin
My curiosity is my creativity on the way to discovery.
The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. - G. K. Chesterton
When the veil of the knower falls away the creative force of discovery guides your way - each moment is revealed as new. - Jon Bernie
Knowledge is not discovery, but recognition. - Raheel Farooq
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be. - Neale Donald Walsch
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. - Frank Herbert
Some are afraid of being a mess, feared by the unknown and are horrified by an unplanned future; than, there is some of us who thrive through discovery , excited by unknown territories and intrigued by a future of mystery. How you tell these people apart; one is a thinker, thy other a feeler. - Nikki Rowe
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~ - Sharon O'Brien
Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours. . . . - James D. Watson
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. - William James
Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. - Henri Bergson
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
There is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident. - H.L. Mencken
Democracy is probably the only discovery by mankind which mostly brought it only happiness. - Amit Kalantri
After long reflection in solitude and meditation, I suddenly had the idea, during the year 1923, that the discovery made by in 1905 should be generalised by extending it to all material particles and notably to electrons. Louis de Broglie - Einstein
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