Discovery Proverbs

Sayings about Discovery

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

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

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

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

Discover a well before you are thirsty. ~ Chinese Proverb

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

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

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 Proverb

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

Quotations about Discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge. ~ Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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