Quotations on Discovery

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The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Discovery, Man, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Court, Discovery, Moments)

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
(Keywords: Time, Act, Chance, Disaster, Discovery, Fulfillment, May)

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Crime, Discovery, Guilt, Nothing)

But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement.
- J. L. Austin
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Keywords: Love, Children, Discovery, Gain)

With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
- Paul Berg
(Keywords: Time, Discovery, Excitement, Facts)

As the Nation's primary supporter of research in the physical sciences, the DOE Office of Science led the way in creating a unique system of large-scale, specialized, often one-of-a-kind facilities for scientific discovery.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Science, Discovery, Nation, Office, Research)

A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Character, Discovery, Journey, Man, Play, Spiritual)

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Knowledge, Discovery, Ignorance, Illusion)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Discovery, Ships, World)

Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Keywords: Truth, Discovery, Free speech)

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Science, Discovery, Scientists)

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
(Keywords: Men, Discovery, Literary, Literature, Quantity)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, Discovery, End)

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
(Keywords: Country, Discovery, News)

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
(Keywords: Darkness, Discovery, Order)

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
(Keywords: Women, Agriculture, Discovery, Europe, Old)

Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources, you know. That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about. But to get up there and just go inside and draw out something that makes you feel good first and foremost.
- Eric Clapton
(Keywords: Character, Discovery, First)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Discovery, Existence)

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
(Keywords: America, Discovery, Fact, Play, School, Writing)

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
- Rene Descartes
(Keywords: Hope, Discovery, Pleasure, Posterity, Will)

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren
(Keywords: Art, Discovery, Teaching)

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
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Truth, People, Discovery, Joy, Passion, Sense)

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Education, Discovery, Ignorance, Nothing, Now, Years)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Education, Discovery, Ignorance)

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Age, Discovery, Freedom, Liberty, Old, Order, Stress, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Appearance, Discovery, Feeling, Intuition, Laws, Lying, Order)

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
(Keywords: Amusement, Discovery, Invention, Painting, Reality)

We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery.
- Donald Evans
(Keywords: Education, Technology, Development, Discovery, Economy, Innovation, Research, World)

Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words.
- Northrop Frye
(Keywords: Time, Nature, Science, Discovery, Order, Words)

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner
(Keywords: Balance, Concern, Discovery, Light)

In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Experience, Day, Discovery, Intellectuals, Isolation)

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
(Keywords: Computers, Home, Discovery, Friends, Kids, Potential)

In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Religion, Truth, Christian, Conviction, Discovery, Investigation, Mind, Open, Prejudice)

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
- Joyce Grenfell
(Keywords: Happiness, Discovery, Joy, Pursuit)

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Thought, Discovery, Thinking)

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Thought, Discovery, Thinking)

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Keywords: Accident, Discovery, Meeting, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Education, Discovery, Man, March, Old, Relationships)

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin
(Keywords: Time, Agriculture, Discovery, Invention, Logic, Property)

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Beauty, Men, Truth, Discovery, Goodness)

The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale.
- Jacky Ickx
(Keywords: Age, Curiosity, Discovery, Existence, Years)

Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
- Ivan Illich
(Keywords: Health, Care, Discovery, Fact, Self)

In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: People, Attention, Discovery, Old, Waiting, World)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Discovery, First)

This was the most important discovery I had ever made in my life. It was a discovery which has irrevocably changed my whole life's direction. It immediately elevated me to the status of one of the world's leading anthropologists.
- Donald Johanson
(Keywords: Life, Direction, Discovery, Leading, World)

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
(Keywords: Genius, Discovery, Errors, Man, Mistakes)

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Life, Agriculture, Discovery, First)



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