All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries.
As I've gone along, I felt like I was discovering an aspect of my voice that I didn't know was there: an ability to interpret a song in a way that makes it more accessible.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, wants to re-establish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I'm discovering who I am.
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
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