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The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
View quotes by Pearl Buck

Science is the most exciting and sustained enterprise of discovery in the history of our species. It is the great adventure of our time. We live today in an era of discovery that far outshadows the discoveries of the New World five hundred years ago.
View quotes by Michael Crichton

Almost all writing is an act of discovery for me.
View quotes by Joseph Epstein

Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no-one else has thought
View quotes by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
View quotes by Frank Herbert

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

View quotes by Will Durant

The exciting about science and discovery, as much as how far we have come, is how far we still have to go. If we know what we do now, then the future truly is ours.
View quotes by Linda Godwin

This the first time I ever heard it said that the crime is not the burglary, but the discovery of the burglar.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
View quotes by James Joyce

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
View quotes by Alan Valentine

The object of reflection is invariably the discovery of something satisfying to the mind which was not there at the beginning of the search
View quotes by Ernest Dimnet

Psychiatry's chief contribution to philosophy is the discovery that the toilet is the seat of the soul.
View quotes by Alexander Chase

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

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.
View quotes by Arthur Compton

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...
View quotes by Thomas Merton

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
View quotes by Paul Valery

May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
View quotes by Patrick Blackett

Making a discovery may never come or it may take a long time and only come to fruition after your death - it is a privilege to make a real difference in your own life time.
View quotes by Edward Jenner

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
View quotes by Albert Pike



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