Discovery Quotes

Aboriginies, n. Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country. They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.

What I have a passion for is the idea of discovery. People keep asking what’s the next thing on the horizon, and I keep saying it’s not there yet.

Fain would I hide what I fear to discover.

Even granting that the genius subjected to the test of critical inspection emerges free from all error, we should consider that everything he has discovered in a given domain is almost nothing in comparison with what is left to be discovered.

He (Columbus) began in error yet reached a triumph greater than he lived to know.

And if there had been more of the world, They would have reached it.

The urge to explore, to discover, to “follow knowledge like a sinking star,” is a primary human impulse that needs, and can receive, no further justification than its own existence. The search for knowledge, said a modern Chinese philosopher, is a form of play. If this be true, then the spaceship, when it comes, will […]

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design.

Men ought to be explorers, Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion.