Discovery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old discovery quotes, discovery sayings, and discovery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.     

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science.     

Michael Crichton

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

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

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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.     

Andre 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