Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Perhaps we have been misguided into taking too much responsibility from our children, leaving them too little room for discovery
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
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
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.
Guilt is a poor, helpless, dependent being. Without the alliance of able, diligent, and let me add, fortunate fraud, it is inevitably undone. If the guilty culprit be obstinately silent, it forms a deadly presumption against him; if he speaks, talking tends only to his discovery, and his very defence often furnishes the materials for his conviction.
We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.
The outstanding problem of the Public is discovery and identification of itself
Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit
It is probable that all heavy matter possessesólatent and bound up with the structure of the atomóa similar quantity of energy to that possessed by radium. If it could be tapped and controlled, what an agent it would be in shaping the world's destiny! The man who puts his hand on the lever by which a parsimonious nature regulates so jealously the output of this store of energy would possess a weapon by which he could destroy the Earth if he chose.
A prescient remark on atomic energy after the discovery of radioactivity, but decades before the harnessing of nuclear fission in an atomic bomb became a reality
The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
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.
I have made an important discovery... that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effect of intoxication.
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.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Man's "progress" is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no meaning
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy
Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
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.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.