Discovery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old discovery quotes, discovery sayings, and discovery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science. Michael Crichton
There is no better high than discovery. E. O. Wilson
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. Isaac Newton
Discovery should come as an adventure rather than as the result of a logical process of thought. Theobald Smith
Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. Noam Chomsky
Discovery hapens in the overlap of difference communities in the clashes of difference. Scott Belsky
The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time. William James
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. Arthur Koestler
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide
Every discovery contains an irrational element or a creative intuition. Karl Popper
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish. Chuck Palahniuk
Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Discover what you need to do to make your life have meaning. Sunday Adelaja
Discovery is exciting, no matter how big or small or close or distant Mike Brown
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries. A.A. Milne
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. Albert Einstein
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always. Michael Crichton
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried. Frank Tyger
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. Francis Bacon
Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination. Gary Hamel
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
To discover the original plan of God is to manifest the work of creation. Sunday Adelaja
Discover what you could do with your life and empower yourself in that area. Add value to yourself in that your area of calling. Sunday Adelaja
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain. Bryant H. McGill
The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge. Kedar Joshi
The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. William James
Greater even than the greatest discovery is to keep open the way to future discovery. John Jacob Abel
A great discovery is a fact whose appearance in science gives rise to shining ideas, whose light dispels many obscurities and shows us new paths. Claude Bernard
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. James A. Garfield
I do not much wish well to discoveries, for I am always afraid they will end in conquest and robbery. Samuel Johnson
No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination. George Henry Lewes
Nearly every great discovery in science has come as the result of providing a new question rather than a new answer. Paul A. Meglitsch
Printing, gunpowder, and the mariner's needle (compass), these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world. Francis Bacon
Through the unknown, we'll find the new. Charles Baudelaire
The more original the discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward. Arthur Koestler
There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made the discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. Enrico Fermi
You must be satisfied with making discoveries. Take care never to offer explanations. Georges Braque
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures. Humphrey Davy
The word 'discovery' in itself is regrettable. For discovery is equivalent to becoming aware of a thing which is already formed; this links up with proof, which no longer bears the character of 'discovery' but, in the final analysis, of the means that lead to discovery...Discovery is really not a creative act. Einstein
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
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance— it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel Boorstin
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are portals of discovery. James Joyce
The delights of self-discovery are always available. Gail Sheehy
A new principle in an exhaustible source of new views. Vauvenargues
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. Sir Isaac Newton
It is a profound mistake to think that everything has been discovered; as well as think the horizon the boundary of the world. Lemierre
Through every rift of discovery, some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link, into the great chain of order. F.H.Chapin
It's true that by blundering about, we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold. Francis Crick
Figuring out that new something, / the new direction, or the difference in what / you're doing, can be a brain-wracking experience. Kent Krauss
There'll always be serendipity involved in the discovery. Jeff Bezos
If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love, we find out who we want to be; in war, we find out who we are. Kristin Hannah
Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost. Erol Ozan
Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery. Idowu Koyenikan
What I learned on my own I still remember. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs. Wally Lamb
We don't receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves. Marcel Proust