49+ 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, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That’s the game in science. – Michael Crichton

Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain. – Bryant H. McGill

The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge. – Kedar Joshi

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? – Rumi

If you don’t know where you are going. Any road will get you there. – Lewis Carrol

I waited to be told what was good about me. […] All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you- the boys had spent that time becoming themselves. – Emma Cline

A smart traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you. – Alice Munro

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Elliot

Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in their jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you’re off on a journey of exploration and discovery. – David Almond

The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself. – William Martin

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be. – Neale Donald Walsch

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

Man is in a position to act because he has the ability to discover causal relations which determine change and becoming in the universe. – Ludwig Von Mises

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. – Franz Kafka

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. – Albert Einstein

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. – William James

There is no better high than discovery. – E. O. Wilson

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

Discovery should come as an adventure rather than as the result of a logical process of thought. – Theobald Smith

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

Discovery hapens in the overlap of difference communities in the clashes of difference. – Scott Belsky

The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time. – William James

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

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide

Every discovery contains an irrational element or a creative intuition. – Karl Popper

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

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish. – Chuck Palahniuk

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

Discover what you need to do to make your life have meaning. – Sunday Adelaja

Discovery is exciting, no matter how big or small or close or distant – Mike Brown

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries. – A.A. Milne

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

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star. – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always. – Michael Crichton

Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried. – Frank Tyger

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. – Francis Bacon

Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination. – Gary Hamel

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

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

To discover the original plan of God is to manifest the work of creation. – Sunday Adelaja

Discover what you could do with your life and empower yourself in that area. Add value to yourself in that your area of calling. – Sunday Adelaja

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

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

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