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Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
and thinking 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

Effective health care depends on self-care;
this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
- Ivan Illich

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
- William James

If there's one thing for which I admire you,
it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments.
- Thomas Reed

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems
to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations
is naturally received with much hesitation.
- Charles Lyell

Without free speech no search for truth is possible...
no discovery of truth is useful.
- Charles Bradlaugh

It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
- Howard Carter

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

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

Sex is a discovery.
- Fannie Hurst

Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.
- Catherine Helen Spence

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

No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution,
but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain
sequence by a particular process.
- Michael Shermer

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

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

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional
and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person
can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

Very often I'll find out at the end of a book what
I put in at the beginning.
A sort of process of elimination and discovery in one.
- Jonathan Carroll

Reality TV is here, it's been here really since the
Carol Levis Discovery Show in 1957.
It's never changed.
It just looks a bit different.
- Pete Waterman

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis,
then you've made a measurement.
If the result is contrary to the hypothesis,
then you've made a discovery.
- Enrico Fermi

There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the
discovery of exceptions to the rules.
- Paul Eldridge

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


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