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Discovery Quotes

We hope you find inspiration in these Discovery Quotes from our large collection of quotes.

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Live-By

Every day is a new day -
a day for new beginnings, new dreams, new action -
a day for challenge, adventure, and discovery.
TODAY, what is your goal?
What is your dream?
What action are you taking to further your goals and dreams?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

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

 

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

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

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

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

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.
- Jeff Foxworthy

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.
- Albert Einstein

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

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.
- Bertrand Russell

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.
- Paul Valery

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

You cannot discover new oceans unless
you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
- Anonymous

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

It is far more impressive when others
discover your good qualities without your help.
- Judith Martin

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
- Lewis B. Smedes

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

Discover the tools to build your own vision.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have got to discover you, what you do,
and trust it.
- Barbra Streisand

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary
thing called love and feel the depth,
the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that
for you the world is transformed.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
- Pearl S. Buck

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

In both business and personal life, I've always found
that travel inspires me more than anything else I do.
Evidence of the languages, cultures,
scenery,
food, and design sensibilities that I discover all
over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
- Ivanka Trump

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
- James Allen

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz


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