Discoveries Proverbs

Sayings about Discoveries

The key to success isn’t much good until one discovers the right lock to put it in. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Look for a thing until you find it and you’ll not lose your labor. ~ Chinese Proverb

God is always where we don’t look for him. ~ Russian Proverbs

The pleasure of finding something is worth more than what you find. ~ Iranian Proverbs

As the wise man looks for a bridge the fool crosses the river. ~ Iranian Proverb

A dying man discovers the honesty with which he was born. ~ Japanese Proverbs

No matter how high a bird can fly, it still has to look for food on the ground. ~ Danish Proverbs

Sadness is a valuable treasure — only discovered in people you love. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Before you prepare to improve the world, look around your own house three times. ~ Chinese Proverb

Many who have gold in the house are looking for copper outside. ~ Russian Proverb

Out of sight, out of mind. ~ Traditional Proverb

Discover a well before you are thirsty. ~ Chinese Proverb

An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation does. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A hidden fire is discovered by its smoke. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Do not waste your time looking for soft ground to drive your spade in. ~ Malagasy Proverb

Quotations about Discoveries

Sometimes a clearly defined error is the only way to discover the truth. ~ Benjamin Wiker

If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds. ~ Claude Bernard

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

This world of ours has been constructed like a superbly written novel: we pursue the tale with avidity, hoping to discover the plot. ~ Sir Arthur Keith

The greatest discoveries are those we make about ourselves. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most valuable discoveries have found their origin in the most trivial accidents. ~ Pliny

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

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees. ~ Marcel Proust

When you make the finding yourself–even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light–you’ll never forget it. ~ Carl Sagan

The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than the discovery of matches. ~ Albert Einstein

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. ~ Warren Buffett

The way a child discovers the world constantly replicates the way science began. You start to notice what’s around you, and you get very curious about how things work. How things interrelate. It’s as simple as seeing a bug that intrigues you. You want to know where it goes at night; who its friends are; what it eats. ~ David Cronenberg

A new principle is an inexhaustible source of new views. ~ Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

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

If we make a couple of discoveries here and there, we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, its continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. ~ Daniel Boorstin

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

If you can’t find something where it’s supposed to be, look every place that it isn’t supposed to be. ~ Ronny M. Cole

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

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all. ~ Stephen Hawking

Often, in great discovery the most important thing is that a certain question is found. ~ Max Wertheimer

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

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

Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form, because there is no other guidance we can have. ~ Charles Robert Darwin

Look, and you will find it–what is unsought will go undetected. ~ Sophocles

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

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. ~ Samuel Smiles

Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of his pride, they are at least sufficient to animate his industry. ~ Samuel Johnson

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. ~ William James

We are pioneers setting out to explore a new country. We have the thrill of ever-changing view, now and again we reach a ridge or summit which opens up new and unexpected vistas–of necessity our point of view must continually change. ~ Sir James Jeans

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

Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time. ~ Margot Fonteyn

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

Every symbol, word, concept, discipline and field is only a temporary rest stop on the highway of discovery. ~ Bryant Mcgill

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

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

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