155 Discovery Quotes to Ignite Your Passion and Unleash Your Potential

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The Most Famous Discovery Quotes (Best in 2024)

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For me, the act of photography is all about discovery and finding new things. — Alec Soth

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

I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for ones self. — George Washington Carver

All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer. — Isaac Newton

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. — A. A. Milne

A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world. — Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

All art is a kind of exploring. To discover and reveal is the way every artist sets about his business. — Robert J. Flaherty

How many discoveries are reserved for the ages to come when our memory shall be no more, for this world of ours contains matter for investigation for all generations. — Seneca

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. — Enrico Fermi

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

Short Discovery Quotes

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  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
  • The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. — Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. — Galileo Galilei
  • Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. — Marie Curie
  • Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. — Alexander Graham Bell
  • No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. — Isaac Newton
  • Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth. — Archimedes
  • Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. — Jackson Pollock
  • Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely. — Walt Disney
  • We should come home from adventures and perils and discoveries with new experiences and character. — Henry David Thoreau

Discovery Image Quotes

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Discovery quote by Isaac Newton

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

Discovery quote by Jackson Pollock

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. — Jackson Pollock

Discovery quote by Walt Disney

Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely. — Walt Disney

Discovery quote by Josh Linkner

Mistakes aren't fatal; they are merely the portals of discovery. — Josh Linkner

Discovery quote by James Joyce

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. — James Joyce

Discovery quote by Steve McCurry

If you want to be a photographer, first leave home — Steve McCurry

Discovery quote by Loren Cunningham

The way you discover your gifts is really by serving not by searching. — Loren Cunningham

Discovery quote by Mark Van Doren

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

Discovery quote by Archimedes

Eureka! (I have found it!). — Archimedes

Discovery quote by Lise Meitner

No-one really thought of fission before its discovery. — Lise Meitner

Discovery quote by Gautama Buddha

Doubt everything. Find your own light. — Gautama Buddha

Discovery quote by Rumi

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. — Rumi

Discovery quote Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.

Science Discovery Quotes

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There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement. — Lord Kelvin

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature ... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. — Richard P. Feynman

With so many scientific achievements we know so little of where we came from and where we are going. But we know even less of the most important discovery of all – Love. Only love can accept our differences as we journey through life. And only love can allow space for our growth. — Akiane Kramarik

Discovery quote In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.
In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' — Isaac Asimov

Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement. An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery. — Enrico Fermi

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why. — Albert Einstein

Discovery quote Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

I happen to have discovered a direct relation between magnetism and light, also electricity and light, and the field it opens is so large and I think rich. — Michael Faraday

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No-one really thought of fission before its discovery. — Lise Meitner

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. — Albert Einstein

FINANCE, n. The art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. The pronunciation of this word with the i long and the accent on the first syllable is one of America's most precious discoveries and possessions. — Ambrose Bierce

Self Discovery Quotes

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It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. — Marianne Williamson

We will never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it. It's this self discovery that inevitably takes us to the wildest places on earth. — Travis Rice

The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself. — Myles Munroe

Discovery quote Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.

The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. — Aristotle

Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. — Anna Quindlen

Discovery quote Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.
Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.

When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself. — Lewis B. Smedes

God must become an activity in our consciousness. — Joel S. Goldsmith

Embracing discomfort can lead to self-discovery and personal transformation. — Michael Easter

It's only when we understand who we really are that we open up the possibility of becoming the person we wish to be. — Rangan Chatterjee

Discovery In Science Quotes

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We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. — Marie Curie

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. — Robert L. Park

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Discovery quote People are best convinced by things they themselves discover.
People are best convinced by things they themselves discover.

A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology. — Robert Trout

I had fallen in love with a young man... and we were planning to get married. And then he died of subacute bacterial endocarditis... Two years later with the advent of penicillin, he would have been saved. It reinforced in my mind the importance of scientific discovery... — Gertrude B. Elion

Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, probably in that order. — Sydney Brenner

Discovery quote Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. — Richard P. Feynman

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..." — Carl Sagan

The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetics in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve. — Mark Twain

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. — William Lawrence Bragg

Discovery In Life Quotes

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I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. — John Forbes Nash

The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. — Rupert Spira

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. — Sophia Loren

Discovery quote Friendship is a buried treasure waiting to be discovered.
Friendship is a buried treasure waiting to be discovered.

The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same - that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West. — E. Stanley Jones

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. — Carl Jung

Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers , and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits. — Pythagoras

Discovery quote Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.

One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up. — Friedrich Nietzsche

In the spiritual life every person is his or her own discoverer, and you need not grieve if your discoveries are not believed in by others. It is your business to push on find more and increase individual happiness — Prentice Mulford

One of the most startling discoveries of my life was the realization that the Jesus that I love, the Jesus who died for me on Calvary, that Jesus, is waiting, mystically and wonderfully, in every person I meet. I find Jesus everywhere. — Tony Campolo

To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. — Dalai Lama

Scientific Discovery Quotes

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Ethics is not just something that people worry about and discuss; it's actually something that needs to be integrated into the process of scientific discovery and technological development. — Jennifer Doudna

An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid. — Ernest Rutherford

I made the key discovery for CRISPR there, while living in my scientific monastery in northern Sweden. At the same time, I was very interested in detective stories, searching for enigmas. — Emmanuelle Charpentier

Discovery quote The greatest discovery of all is that a man can change his future by merely chan
The greatest discovery of all is that a man can change his future by merely changing his mind and his attitude.

This is the greatest discovery of the scientific enterprise: You take hydrogen gas, and you leave it alone, and it turns into rosebuds, giraffes and humans. — Brian Swimme

This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle. — Meher Baba

The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote. — Albert A. Michelson

Discovery quote Only those who will risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.
Only those who will risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.

Scientific discovery is not valuable unless it has commercial value. — John A. McDougall

Parkinson's Law is a purely scientific discovery, inapplicable except in theory to the politics of the day. It is not the business of the botanist to eradicate the weeds. Enough for him if he can tell us just how fast they grow. — C. Northcote Parkinson

But one of the things I learned from improvising is that all of life is an improvisation, whether you like it or not. Some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came out of people dropping things. — Alan Arkin

Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty. — Anthony Eden

Voyages Of Discovery Quotes

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The only true voyage of discovery, . . . would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes. — Marcel Proust

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we cannot cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? — Thomas Merton

We are made of stellar ash. Our origin and evolution have been tied to distant cosmic events. The exploration of the cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery. — Carl Sagan

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery. — Ellen Ochoa

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous. — Thomas Merton

Every day is not just another assignment; it is a small, but contained voyage of discovery. — David Doubilet

To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance. — Phillip Adams

It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure. — Frederick Sanger

If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle them, and, as it were, fondle them. Let them fall open where they will. Make a voyage of discovery, taking soundings of uncharted seas. — Winston Churchill

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discovery And Invention Quotes

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All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention. — Joline Godfrey

The invention of CRISPR and the plague of COVID will hasten our transition to the third great revolution of modern times. These revolutions arose from the discovery, beginning just over a century ago, of the three fundamental kernels of our existence: the atom, the bit, and the gene. — Jennifer Doudna

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized — Simone de Beauvoir

We are a country of Newton, Hodgson, and Turing. Ours is a country of ideas, invention and discovery and is truly a national history. — Rishi Sunak

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making. — Carol P. Christ

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts. — Lukas Foss

The very greatest things -- great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -- have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. — Samuel Smiles

The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty. — Samuel Smiles

The essence of education is not to transfer knowledge; it is to guide the learning process, to put responsibility for study in the student's own hands...[and] place people on their own path of discovery and invention. — Tsunesaburo Makiguchi

I would not give my rotating field discovery for a thousand inventions, however valuable... A thousand years hence, the telephone and the motion picture camera may be obsolete, but the principle of the rotating magnetic field will remain a vital, living thing for all time to come. — Nikola Tesla

Journey Of Discovery Quotes

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Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union. — Harville Hendrix

Investing is a journey of self-discovery, where we learn about our own biases and emotions. — Gautam Baid

The job, of course, will never be finished. For a nation, as for an individual, education is a perpetually unfinished journey, a continuing process of discovery. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Ultimately, I want people to be inspired to go on their own journey of self-discovery. — Hannah Bronfman

Relax, you're on a journey of discovery. Let life reveal itself to you. — Melody Beattie

That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery. That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty. — Diane von Furstenberg

A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic identity...one must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I don't want to have anything to say, it just gets in the way. I think the journey of an artist is a journey of discovery and some engagements with paint, with the nature of material, with bodily things...One wants to open the story, not close it. — Anish Kapoor

When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. — Alan Watts

Who owns history? Everyone and no one--which is why the study of the past is a constantly evolving, never-ending journey of discovery. — Eric Foner

New Discover Quotes

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The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction. — Maria Montessori

By the help of microscopes, there is nothing so small, as to escape our inquiry; hence there is a new visible world discovered to the understanding. — Robert Hooke

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

If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

One doesn't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore. — Andre Gide

In giving of yourself, you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love. — Cesar Chavez

There is never any end... There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we've discovered in its pure state. — John Coltrane

Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal — Pierre Boulez

You don't become a new person by changing your behavior; you discover who you are in Christ and your behavior changes accordingly — Graham Cooke

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. — Frederick II

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

Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? — Jean Piaget

The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery. — Seymour Papert

later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land. — Jimmy Buffett

You have to ask yourself the question 'Who am I?' This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems. — Ramana Maharshi

There is a mystery within all beings bursting to reveal itself, in the ones who become quiet enough to discover it. In this discovery a benevolent force shines spontaneously from your presence towards all beings, and this light cannot help but illuminate the world. — Mooji

Eureka! Eureka! Supposed to have been his cry, jumping naked from his bath and running in the streets, excited by a discovery about water displacement to solve a problem about the purity of a gold crown. — Archimedes

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. — John Keats

(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem. — Alexander Fleming

To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind toward discovery. — Louis Pasteur

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

There is a tremendous relief in knowing that {God's} love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me. — J. I. Packer

The discovery of electrical waves... has had a profound influence on civilization; it has been instrumental in providing the methods which may bring all inhabitants of the world within hearing distance of each other and has potentialities social, educational and political which we are only beginning to realize. — Joseph John Thomson

You cannot really conceive of how insulting it is to Native Americans to be told they were discovered. — Ivan van Sertima

The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book. — Jorge Luis Borges

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. — Henry Ford

In Conclusion

Quotes about discovery also highlight the importance of self-discovery. They remind us that understanding ourselves and our passions is essential for personal growth and fulfillment. These quotes encourage us to embark on a journey of self-exploration, to uncover our true potential, and to embrace our uniqueness. They remind us that through self-discovery, we can find our purpose and live a more meaningful life.

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