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 greatest discoveries all start with the question "Why?"
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
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.
Our real discoveries come from chaos.
Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
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.
The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
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.
When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The moment I decided to follow instead of lead, I discovered the joys of becoming part of a small child's world.
No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
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.
My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
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