20 Quotes on Discovery

Make 2014 your year of discovery.

Posted Dec 29, 2013

Make 2014 your year of discovery.  Learn through these quotes about the process of discovery and how it can help you. 

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

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish. - Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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

We discover in others what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves. – Marquis de Vauvenarques

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

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato

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

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. – Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Physicist Albert Einstein playing the violin

– Sophia Loren

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

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

 One of the greatest discoveries a makn makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t.  – Henry Ford

By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made. – Homer

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. – Blaise Pascal

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

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


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