He (Columbus) enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high, proud exultation that only a discoverer can experience.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
All my life I have felt as if I have been exploring a shore and looking at a few pretty shells here and there, while the whole ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.
Half of all scientific discoveries ever made were made in the 20th century. Creation is accelerating, and even the acceleration appears to be accelerating.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Be an explorer – read, surf the internet, visit customers, enjoy arts, watch children play – do anything to prevent yourself from becoming a prisoner of your knowledge, experience, and current view of the world.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
My eye is educated to discover anything on the ground, as chestnuts, etc. It is probably wholesomer to look at the ground much than at the heavens.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man’s breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked.