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Conversation - Discovery Quotes

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Discovery - Quotes


Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they?
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner. is there some typical logic behind some quotes; are some quotes similar?
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quote about discoveries and discovering that was not included here? Tell it to your classmates.
  • What kind of quotes about discovering is the most popular or typical?
  • Why are some quotes so contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into the opposing groups? What would these groups be like?


Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes."



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

A. A. Milne


All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei


Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.

James Joyce


Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn't discover America.

Louise Erdrich


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust


Learning is the discovery that something is possible.

Fritz Perls


One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't.

Henry Ford


Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.

Jonathan Swift


Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon


The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

Frank Herbert


Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.

Lyn Yutang


The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin


The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.

Percy Bysshe Shelley


The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C Clarke


Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.



From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.

Sigmund Freud


Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvils.

Oscar Wilde


I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.

Marie Curie


To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Aldous Huxley


The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

William Bragg, Sr.


I don't like going where I've already been. Life is a myriad of territories to discover. I don't want to waste time with what I already know.

Jeanne Moreau


If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

C.S. Lewis


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide


There are two great days in a person's life -- the day we are born and the day we discover why.

William Barclay


To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Lewis B. Smedes


It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

Napoleon Hill


Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it.

Blaise Pascal


I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.

Jean Giraudoux


I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.



I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.

Daniel J. Boorstin


Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.

Mark Twain


A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.

Arthur Koestler


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.



The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.

Frederick The Great

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