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A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. ...
by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen,
and thinking what nobody has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The source of this energy is the sun's radiation.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Investigations during the last few decades have brought
hydrogen instead of carbon,
and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life,
into the foreground.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The real scientist is ready to bear privation and,
if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate
to him which direction his work must take.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Whatever man does he must do first in his mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
and thinking what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions,
but also for the maintenance of its structure.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research is four things: brains with which to think,
eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and,
fourth, money.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research is to see what everybody else has seen,
and to think what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium.
There is no life without water.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Without energy life would be extinguished instantaneously,
and the cellular fabric would collapse.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

This oxidation of hydrogen in stages seems to be one
of the basic principles of biological oxidation.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato,
which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown.
I did this in the hope of discovering,
through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the
other laureates have all come from different countries
from all over the world and we all were equally received
here with signs of sympathy.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless.
I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and
lift my glass to human solidarity,
to the ultimate victory of knowledge,
peace, good-will and understanding.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen,
a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor,
and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain,
attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal,
which we are clever enough to release,
but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- 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 greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten
but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
- Paul Berg

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human
beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
- Lee Iacocca

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man
can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- James Truslow Adams

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth,
is to discover the truth about myself:
and if I have been in error,
this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
- Thomas Merton

My experience of ships is that on them one makes an
interesting discovery about the world.
One finds one can do without it completely.
- Malcolm Bradbury

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
- Frank Herbert

Eye was a great discovery.
He is one of the great vocalists of all time.
- John Zorn

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not
supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
- Sarah Palin

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was
the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner

Almost all paleontologists recognize that the discovery
of a complete transition is in any case unlikely.
- George G. Simpson

We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example,
elements analogous to aluminum and silicon-
whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel,
the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was
the domestication of the human male.
- Max Lerner

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to
the description of society as it should be,
and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
- Benjamin Tucker

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone.
One has to have the original to work with.
It is a life-long task.
- Richard Leakey

The gain is not the having of children;
it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
- Polly Berrien Berends

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

Painting is self-discovery.
Every good artist paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

I realized immediately that this was a terribly important discovery,
but I didn't realize how important it would be until
we had spent a lot of time in the laboratory studying it.
- Donald Johanson

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts,
and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
- Buffalo Bill

It makes it very exciting don't you think to live in an age of,
of discovery of human personality this way?
- John Money

A poem in form still has to have voice,
gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection,
as any poetry does.
- Robert Morgan

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement,
or the plastic invention of felt reality;
it must be every time: invention,
discovery, revelation.
- Max Ernst

But I'm an adventurer.
I like invention, I like discovery.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The basic discovery about any people is the discovery
of the relationship between men and women.
- Pearl S. Buck

Right now we have a closure rate between discovery
and exploitation of four to six months.
We need to be more in the realm of seven to 10 days.
That is an enormous challenge.
- John W. Thompson

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

I began writing in the 4th grade.
As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school.
It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
- Christopher Darden

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

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler


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