Discovery Quotes

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

The importance of the Lewis and Clark expedition lay on the level of imagination: it was drama, it was the enactment of a myth that embodied the future. It gave tangible substance to what had been merely an idea, and established the image of a highway across the continent so firmly in the minds of […]

The success of a discovery depends upon the time of its appearance.

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

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.