Discovery Quotes

The moment we fully and vitally realise who and what we are,we then begin to build our own World even as God builds his.

Ralph Waldo Trine,

Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.


No one is more interesting to anybody than is that mysterious character we all call me, which is why self-liberation, self-actualization, self-transcendence, etc., are the most exciting games in town.

Robert Wilson

Decisive inventions and discoveries always are initiated by an intellectual or moral stimulus as their actual motivating force, but, usually, the final impetus to human action is given by material impulses ... merchants stood as a driving force behind the heroes of the age of discovery; this first heroic impulse to conquer the world emanated from very mortal forces

Stefan Zweig

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.

Sophia Loren

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

A. A. Milne

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Mark van Doren

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

Albert Einstein

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't.

Henry Ford

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

Blaise Pascal

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy

Joyce Grenfell

Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The progress of science is the discovery at each step of a new order which gives unity to what had seemed unlike

Jacob Bronkowski

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do

Lyn Yutang

The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns.

William Shakespeare

By mutual confidence and mutual aid - great deeds are done, and great discoveries made


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.

Samuel Smiles

From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

Sigmund Freud

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

We discover in others what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.

Vauvenargues, Marquis de

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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