62+ Best Discovery Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Discovery is the process of finding information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time, or the thing that is found. Profoundly inspirational discovery quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Discovery Quotes

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. Albert Szent Gyorgi

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. Julien Green

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. Bill Watterson

The delights of self discovery are always available. Gail Sheehy

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

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

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

The longest journey is the journey inward. Dag Hammarskjold

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

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

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

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Writing, like life itself is a voyage of discovery. Henry Miller

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. S. I. Hayakawa

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. Isaac Newton

A wise man travels to discover himself. James Russell Lowell

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

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. William Butler Yeats

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

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no discovery without risk an what you risk reveals what you value. Jeanette Winterson

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. Clifton Fadiman

Sometimes you need to get lost in order to discover anything. Katie Knovinsky

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

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

The searching out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man. Cicero

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves. Galileo Galilei

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. Michel de Montaigne

Daydreaming incubates creative discovery. Daniel Goleman

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain

Discovery is one more way of finding answers.

We only become what we are by the radical and deep seated refusal of that which others have made of us. Jean Paul Sartre

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Jim Rohn

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. Douglas Adams

I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery. Karlheinz Stockhausen

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. Alan Watts

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. Hugh Prather

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

Discovery is the fuel of competitive advantage. Jay Abraham

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

Learning is the discovery that something is possible. Fritz Perls

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. Blaise Pascal

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose Tom Krause

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.Henri Poincare

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. H.W. Shaw

We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

Without being aware, I think I was being indoctrinated into what was called Vitalism, the idea that what makes life worth living, the good life consists of accepting challenges, solving problems, discovery, personal growth, personal change. Edmund Phelps

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

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

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball