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.
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.
By mutual confidence and mutual aid - great deeds are done, and great discoveries made
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination.
We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than the discovery of matches.
With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
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