Discovery Quotes

If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.

Jean Baudrillard

As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.

Bhagavad Gita

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

Jorge Luis Borges

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.

Albert Camus

If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.

William M. Evarts

What has become clear to you since we last met?

Benjamin Franklin

No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.

Johann von Goethe

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?

Sydney J. Harris

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.

Vaclav Havel

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.

S. I. Hayakawa

Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.

Doug Horton

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.

James Joyce

If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.

Lin-Chi

We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time it will make itself known to us.

Thomas Merton

The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.

Henry Miller

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Walker Percy

Europe and the U.K. are yesterday's world. Tomorrow is in the United States.

R. W. 'Tiny' Rowland

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.

Jean-Paul Sartre

If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.

Francis Schaeffer

Where would we be if throughout history, our greatest minds had feared that which they could not confirm? Embrace the unknown with caution, but not with fear.

Karyn Somerfield

A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.

Barbra Streisand

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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