Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Discoveries

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars. - Henry Brooks Adams

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

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

A single discovery within a lifetime is a very remarkable thing. Two over the course of a career – why, you’d be very lucky indeed. - Alan Toomre

All we discover has been with us since the sun began to roll; and much we discover, is not worth the discovering. - Herman Melville

Although there are discoveries which are said to have been made by accident, if carefully inquired into, it will be found that there has really been very little that was accidental about them. For the most part, these so-called accidents have only been opportunities, carefully improved by genius. As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered, which can seldom or never be fitted into creeds that are changeless. - Clarence Day

Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each enduring a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search. - Robert Oppenheimer

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. - Noam Chomsky

Everything that we call Invention or Discovery in the higher sense of the word is the serious exercise and activity of an original feeling for truth, which, after a long course of silent cultivation, suddenly flashes out into fruitful knowledge. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery. - William Jevons

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 myself. - Alexander Graham Bell

History shows that new discoveries are always just over the horizon. - Harry Levine

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. - Albert Einstein

I invent nothing. I rediscover. - Auguste Rodin

It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance, rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design. - Charles Caleb Colton

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem

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