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Discoveries Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
- Humphry Davy

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes,
one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what
he was afraid he couldn't do.
- Henry Ford

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us,
but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Henry

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New discoveries in science will continue to create
a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
- Herbert Hoover

Such discoveries have led me, and other geologists,
to reconsider the evidence previously derived from
caves brought forward in proof of the high antiquity of Man.
- Charles Lyell

Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never
born of spontaneous generation.
- Henri Poincare

For their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies.
- Rodney Robert Porter

I think that many of my ideas are correct,
but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries
will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas
I have about human evolution.
- Donald Johanson

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- C. L. R. James

Ideas are cheap.
Always be passionate about ideas and communicating
those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.
- Charles Eames

Thought is the original source of all wealth,
all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions,
and of all achievement.
- Claude M. Bristol

Discoveries made during the last hundred years have
shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being.
- Marc Forne Molne

None of the great discoveries was made by a 'specialist' or a 'researcher'.
- Martin H. Fischer

The very greatest things - great thoughts,
discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship,
often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
- Samuel Smiles

Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices.
- Ivo Andric

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one
is constantly making exciting discoveries.
- A. A. Milne

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life.
As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
- Christiaan Barnard

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods,
have their season which no man can hasten or retard.
- Janos Bolyai

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the
purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high,
and contained in the sacred writings.
- William Herschel

All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings
run ahead of their thinking.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

The great discoveries are usually obvious.
- Phil Crosby

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present,
in the smile of God, I return to my childhood,
too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
- Herman Hesse

We are the only ones who really can care about the
preservation Foreigners who come to excavate,
maybe some of them care about preservation,
but the majority care about discoveries.
- Zahi Hawass

The inventions and the great discoveries have opened
up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange,
provided we are willing.
- Alva Myrdal

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or
invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions.
The same applies to the arts.
- Lukas Foss

The scientific and technological discoveries that have
made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part
of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
- Lester B. Pearson

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until
I gave up pursuing happiness,
or cared to live until I chose to die.
For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

It's nice to witness these discoveries at first hand.
- Michael Aspel

Let us consider the critic, therefore,
as a discoverer of discoveries.
- Milan Kundera

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic;
powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks.
They are also a means to terrible destruction in the
hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie

At the head of these new discoveries and insights comes
the establishment of the facts that electricity is
composed of discrete particles of equal size,
or quanta, and that light is an electromagnetic wave motion.
- Johannes Stark

But it really wasn't until three to four years later,
when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations,
and comparisons with other fossil discoveries,
that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor.
- Donald Johanson

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental,
is the modern growth of population closely connected
with scientific and medical discoveries.
It is interesting that the United Nations has set up
a special Commission to study this question.
- Emily Greene Balch

Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations,
from the discovery of new and more abundant mines;
but such discoveries are rare,
and their effects, though powerful, are limited to
periods of comparatively short duration.
- David Ricardo

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim,
for human existence is perpetually being forgotten
by man and thus the novelists discoveries,
however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
- Milan Kundera

Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed,
and I have enormous respect for him,
and great admiration for the discoveries he made.
But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
- John Polkinghorne

The public conviction that a railroad linking the West
and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced
after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed
an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines
from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
- John Moody

In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture
which I am to give has shown me,
even more clearly than I knew before,
how many others share with me, often,
indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for
which you have awarded me the prize.
- Frederick Soddy

There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived
with their outward morality and external religion;
and the others are those that are deceived with false
discoveries and elevation;
which often cry down works,
and men's own righteousness, and.
- Jonathan Edwards

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve
the cooperation of many minds.
I may be given credit for having blazed the trail,
but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel
the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
- Alexander Graham Bell

I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager.
There are always discoveries.
You're sitting in your easy chair, reading;
you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times,
and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.
- Marilyn Hacker

I don't know where I'm going to be in three years.
Because I have the feeling that the future is so full of possibilities,
to stop being an actress, to do something else...
for me, the future is just a huge bunch of discoveries.
- Audrey Tautou

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to
be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries.
It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed.
- Francis Darwin

I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here,
which indeed could not be done in fifty years,
because my desire is to make all possible discoveries,
and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord,
in April.
- Christopher Columbus

The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken
place of late years have all concurred to lead many
men into the opinion that we were touching on a period
big with the most important changes.
- Thomas Malthus

They who are not induced to believe and live as they
ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures
would stand out against any evidence whatever,
even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
- Francis Atterbury

I don't think I would have been a writer if I hadn't been a mother.
I wanted to construct something that contained some
of these feelings that I had,
some of these discoveries or revelations.
- Carol Shields

A successful society is characterized by a rising living
standard for its population,
increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure,
and the generation of additional surplus,
which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
- Robert Trout

The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights
we need to have really come from the inside out.
To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding,
is essential to the next step.
- Patricia Sun

A major one which no one can overlook is technological
and based on inventions and discoveries which have
altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations.
- Emily Greene Balch

The art of an artist must be his own art.
It is...
always a continuous chain of little inventions,
little technical discoveries of one's own,
in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
- Emil Nolde

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

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

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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


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