Discovery Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Discovery

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As was to be expected, the discovery of the nervous apparatus of the salivary glands immediately impelled physiologists to seek a similar apparatus in other glands lying deeper in the digestive canal.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does.
~By Robert Morgan ~


For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual. We have distinguished him from the objective world as the Middle Ages did not think of doing. We have given him the world and the universe as a playground for exploration and discovery.
~By John Grierson ~


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


The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


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


The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
~By Bruno Rossi ~


We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
~By Burt Rutan ~


Almost all paleontologists recognize that the discovery of a complete transition is in any case unlikely.
~By George G. Simpson ~


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.
~By William Gilbert ~


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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.
~By Richard Leakey ~


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
~By Thomas Merton ~


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.
~By Donald Johanson ~


Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.
~By Catherine Helen Spence ~


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.
~By Paul Valery ~


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.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


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.
~By Jeff Foxworthy ~


Sex is a discovery.
~By Fannie Hurst ~


There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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.
~By Andre Malraux ~


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.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
~By Sarah Palin ~


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.
~By Donald Evans ~


Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
~By 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.
~By Charles Lyell ~


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.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


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


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


The discovery that I soon made that the guinea pig was also susceptible to infection made it possible for me, from the third year on, to preserve the virus on this animal.
~By Charles Jules Henry Nicole ~


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.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


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.
~By Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ~


I love to create interesting textures with language. You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
~By Robert Morgan ~


The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


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


The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.
~By Paul Eldridge ~


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


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.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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


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


The committee's work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past.
~By Ruth J. Simmons ~


Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
~By Max Ernst ~


We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


Reality TV is here, it's been here really since the Carol Levis Discovery Show in 1957. It's never changed. It just looks a bit different.
~By Pete Waterman ~


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


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


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.
~By Arthur H. Compton ~


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.
~By J. L. Austin ~


The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


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


What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
~By Ellen Ochoa ~


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.
~By Chaim Potok ~


This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards. So too is the approval of our work by our peers.
~By Henry Taube ~


Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
~By Will Durant ~


When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
~By James Whitcomb Riley ~


To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
~By Edward M. Purcell ~


Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization.
~By Edmund White ~


The discovery of various phenomena has led to a recognition of the fact that the chemical atom is an individual which again is itself made up of several units into a selfcontained whole.
~By Johannes Stark ~


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.
~By Northrop Frye ~


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.
~By Jonathan Carroll ~


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.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.
~By William Shatner ~


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.
~By Christopher Darden ~


In animation, there's this exhilarating moment of discovery when you see the film and you say, Oh THAT'S what I was doing.
~By John Lithgow ~


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


But I'm an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery.
~By Karlheinz Stockhausen ~


If there's one thing for which I admire you, it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments.
~By Thomas Reed ~


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.
~By Edwin Hubbel Chapin ~


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


Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us.
~By Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ~


There is no better high than discovery.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.
~By Charles Bradlaugh ~


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


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.
~By Abbe Pierre ~


The construction of extensive railways, however, and particularly the consolidation of small, experimental lines into large systems, dates from the days of the discovery of gold in California.
~By John Moody ~


The delights of self-discovery are always available.
~By Gail Sheehy ~


If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
~By Charles Krauthammer ~


Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male.
~By Max Lerner ~


There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition of discovery to the far north-west, perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia.
~By Harry Johnston ~


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.
~By Thomas Merton ~


Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent.
~By Robert Redford ~


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


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.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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


The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Second issue is the rapidly accelerating increase in the number of vulnerabilities that get discovered every day. And, equally importantly, is the shortening of time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of an exploit.
~By John W. Thompson ~


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.
~By Will Durant ~


This discovery convinced me of the power of crystallography and led me to continue in this field.
~By Robert Huber ~


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.
~By John W. Thompson ~


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.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
~By Arthur Keith ~


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


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.
~By Enrico Fermi ~


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


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.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance.
~By David Brin ~

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