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1. “The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject... And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them... Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”

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Author : Seneca
Source : Natural Questions

2. “I always get lost in the library,' he said, 'no matter how many times I go. In fact, I think I get lost there more, the more that I go. Like it's getting to know me and revealing new passages.”

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Source : Fangirl

3. “Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”

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Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

4. “Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.”

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Source : Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

5. “During periods of root expansion things have always looked as confused and topsy-turvy and purposeless as they do now. The whole Renaissance is supposed to have resulted from the topsy-turvy feeling caused by Columbus’ discovery of a new world. It just shook people up. The topsy-turviness of that time is recorded everywhere. There was nothing in the flat-earth views of the Old and New Testaments that predicted it. Yet people couldn’t deny it. The only way they could assimilate it was to abandon the entire medieval outlook and enter into a new expansion of reason.”

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Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

6. “Is it possible that the Pentateuch could not have been written by uninspired men? that the assistance of God was necessary to produce these books? Is it possible that Galilei ascertained the mechanical principles of 'Virtual Velocity,' the laws of falling bodies and of all motion; that Copernicus ascertained the true position of the earth and accounted for all celestial phenomena; that Kepler discovered his three laws—discoveries of such importance that the 8th of May, 1618, may be called the birth-day of modern science; that Newton gave to the world the Method of Fluxions, the Theory of Universal Gravitation, and the Decomposition of Light; that Euclid, Cavalieri, Descartes, and Leibniz, almost completed the science of mathematics; that all the discoveries in optics, hydrostatics, pneumatics and chemistry, the experiments, discoveries, and inventions of Galvani, Volta, Franklin and Morse, of Trevithick, Watt and Fulton and of all the pioneers of progress—that all this was accomplished by uninspired men, while the writer of the Pentateuch was directed and inspired by an infinite God? Is it possible that the codes of China, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome were made by man, and that the laws recorded in the Pentateuch were alone given by God? Is it possible that Æschylus and Shakespeare, Burns, and Beranger, Goethe and Schiller, and all the poets of the world, and all their wondrous tragedies and songs are but the work of men, while no intelligence except the infinite God could be the author of the Pentateuch? Is it possible that of all the books that crowd the libraries of the world, the books of science, fiction, history and song, that all save only one, have been produced by man? Is it possible that of all these, the bible only is the work of God?”

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Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

7. “The history of Science is not a mere record of isolated discoveries; it is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the expansive force of the human intellect on one side, and the compression arising from traditionary faith and human interests on the other.”

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Source : History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science

8. “Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.”

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Author : Jules Verne
Source : Journey to the Center of the Earth

9. “When I write, I make discoveries about my feelings.”

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Source : Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

10. “The inventions of microscopy and telescopy shattered the boundaries of ordinary human perception and fueled the scientific revolution.”

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Source : Ecology and Experience: Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective

11. “At present, a good many men engaged in scientific pursuits, and who have signally failed in gaining recognition among their fellows, are endeavoring to make reputations among the churches by delivering weak and vapid lectures upon the 'harmony of Genesis and Geology.' Like all hypocrites, these men overstate the case to such a degree, and so turn and pervert facts and words that they succeed only in gaining the applause of other hypocrites like themselves. Among the great scientists they are regarded as generals regard sutlers who trade with both armies.Surely the time must come when the wealth of the world will not be wasted in the propagation of ignorant creeds and miraculous mistakes. The time must come when churches and cathedrals will be dedicated to the use of man; when minister and priest will deem the discoveries of the living of more importance than the errors of the dead; when the truths of Nature will outrank the 'sacred' falsehoods of the past, and when a single fact will outweigh all the miracles of Holy Writ.Who can over estimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?When every church becomes a school, every cathedral a university, every clergyman a teacher, and all their hearers brave and honest thinkers, then, and not until then, will the dream of poet, patriot, philanthropist and philosopher, become a real and blessed truth.”

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Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

12. “Havana, Cuba, in which city yellow fever had not failed to make its yearly appearance during the past one hundred and forty years... Havana was freed from yellow fever within ninety days. Dr. Walter Reed, 1902”

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Author : Walter Reed

13. “There was, I think, a feeling that the best science was that done in the simplest way. In experimental work, as in mathematics, there was 'style' and a result obtained with simple equipment was more elegant than one obtained with complicated apparatus, just as a mathematical proof derived neatly was better than one involving laborious calculations. Rutherford's first disintegration experiment, and Chadwick's discovery of the neutron had a 'style' that is different from that of experiments made with giant accelerators.”

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14. “As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.”

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Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

15. “The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them.”

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Author : Morgan Matson
Source : Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

16. “But you can’t be a scientist if you’re uncomfortable with ignorance, because scientists live at the boundary between what is known and unknown in the cosmos. This is very different from the way journalists portray us. So many articles begin, “Scientists now have to go back to the drawing board.” It’s as though we’re sitting in our offices, feet up on our desks—masters of the universe—and suddenly say, “Oops, somebody discovered something!” No. We’re always at the drawing board. If you’re not at the drawing board, you’re not making discoveries. You’re not a scientist; you’re something else. The public, on the other hand, seems to demand conclusive explanations as they leap without hesitation from statements of abject ignorance to statements of absolute certainty.”

Tags : Discoveries Drawing Conclusions Ignorance Science Scientists
Source : Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

17. “Deviner avant de démontrer! Ai-je besoin de rappeler que c'est ainsi que se sont faites toutes les découvertes importantes.Guessing before proving! Need I remind you that it is so that all important discoveries have been made?”

Tags : Discoveries Guess Proof Science
Source : The Value of Science: Essential Writings of Henri Poincare

18. “Don't keep forever on the public road,going only where others have gone, and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. 'Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought.”

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19. “A few years after working on Mauna Kea, I discovered that I had radiation sickness”

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Author : Steven Magee

20. “The most revolutionary aspect of the Protestant teaching however, is the fact that the Protestants began to look for ways and means to serve God better through inventions, discoveries, researches, sciences, factories, industries, etc.”

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21. “To prove to an indignant questioner on the spur of the moment that the work I do was useful seemed a thankless task and I gave it up. I turned to him with a smile and finished, 'To tell you the truth we don't do it because it is useful but because it's amusing.' The answer was thought of and given in a moment: it came from deep down in my mind, and the results were as admirable from my point of view as unexpected. My audience was clearly on my side. Prolonged and hearty applause greeted my confession. My questioner retired shaking his head over my wickedness and the newspapers next day, with obvious approval, came out with headlines 'Scientist Does It Because It's Amusing!' And if that is not the best reason why a scientist should do his work, I want to know what is. Would it be any good to ask a mother what practical use her baby is? That, as I say, was the first evening I ever spent in the United States and from that moment I felt at home. I realised that all talk about science purely for its practical and wealth-producing results is as idle in this country as in England. Practical results will follow right enough. No real knowledge is sterile. The most useless investigation may prove to have the most startling practical importance: Wireless telegraphy might not yet have come if Clerk Maxwell had been drawn away from his obviously 'useless' equations to do something of more practical importance. Large branches of chemistry would have remained obscure had Willard Gibbs not spent his time at mathematical calculations which only about two men of his generation could understand. With this trust in the ultimate usefulness of all real knowledge a man may proceed to devote himself to a study of first causes without apology, and without hope of immediate return.”

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22. “The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage.”

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23. “All great discoveries are made by opening up the changing room door”

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Author : Josh Stern
Source : And That’s Why I’m Single

24. “{McCabe on the influential scientist Luther Burbank}His magnificent work, which added an incalculable sum to the wealth of America and left him a comparatively poor man, is well known. His own simple account of his discoveries runs to 12 volumes and is incomplete. I was one of the few men whom he admitted to his house in Santa Rosa in the few months before he died and I found him advanced even beyond the vague Emersonian theism of his earlier years. He agreed to see me, he said, though he was tired and ill, because of his admiration of my work as a rationalist. He had just raised a storm by a public declaration that he did not believe in a future life, and his biographer Wilbur Hale repeats this.”

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Author : Joseph McCabe
Source : A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Medieval and Modern Freethinkers

25. “There weren't so very many good boxes on this beach," said Sniff. "But I've made a great discovery.""What was that?" asked Moomintroll, for a discovery (next to Mysterious Paths, Bathing, and Secrets) was what he liked most of all. Sniff paused and then said dramatically:"A cave!""A real cave," asked Moomintroll, "with a hole to creep in through, and rocky walls, and a sandy floor?""Everything!" answered Sniff proudly. "A real cave that I found myself.""That's splendid!" said Moomintroll. "Wonderful news. A cave is much better than a box.”

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Author : Tove Jansson
Source : Comet in Moominland

26. “Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.”

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Source : Italian Journey

27. “the discoveries don't come when you're looking for them. They come when for some reason you've let go conscious control.”

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Source : A Ring of Endless Light

28. “If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.”

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Author : Isaac Newton

29. “What is discovered may be abused, but that does not mean the discovery was evil.”

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Source : Life Is Worth Living

30. “Sometimes scientific discoveries are like that […]. Once people know something is possible, the pace of new findings increases. (Wylan)”

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Author : Leigh Bardugo
Source : Crooked Kingdom

31. “I explored because I was feeling really crappy, and I wanted to know why”

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Author : Steven Magee

32. “Continuous understanding goes with love, courage, respect, discovery and acceptance of mistakes.”

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Author : Auliq Ice

33. “The more difficult a problem is, the more discoveries you make in the process of resolving it.”

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34. “I can only wonder what would have happened to my long term health had I not discovered that the atmospheric DC voltage had gone missing and used the human body DC battery charging techniques to replace it.”

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Author : Steven Magee
Source : Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

35. “Take a look and pick up a book, you never know what you might just find.”

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Author : Carmela Dutra

36. “Don't even try making out I’m making this up. I’ve got proof. Evidence.”

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Author : Diane Samuels
Source : Kindertransport: A Drama

37. “Many often errors lead to discoveries, but our fantasies and limitations are tested by blunders!”

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38. “Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.(Commenting on how an accident led to the discovery of X-rays)”

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Source : A Shorter History of Science

39. “Whatever discoveries have been made in the land of self-delusion, many undiscovered regions remain to be explored.”

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Author : Paul Hoffman
Source : The Last Four Things

40. “[Henry Cavendish] fixed the weight of the earth; he established the proportions of the constituents of the air; he occupied himself with the quantitative study of the laws of heat; and lastly, he demonstrated the nature of water and determined its volumetric composition. Earth, air, fire, and water—each and all came within the range of his observations.”

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Source : History of Chemistry

41. “I know not what discoveries, what inventions, what thoughts may leap from the brain of the world. I know not what garments of glory may be woven by the years to come. I cannot dream of the victories to be won upon the fields of thought; but I do know, that coming from the infinite sea of the future, there will never touch this 'bank and shoal of time' a richer gift, a rarer blessing than liberty for man, for woman, and for child.”

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Source : The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

42. “We need science education to produce scientists, but we need it equally to create literacy in the public. Man has a fundamental urge to comprehend the world about him, and science gives today the only world picture which we can consider as valid. It gives an understanding of the inside of the atom and of the whole universe, or the peculiar properties of the chemical substances and of the manner in which genes duplicate in biology. An educated layman can, of course, not contribute to science, but can enjoy and participate in many scientific discoveries which as constantly made. Such participation was quite common in the 19th century, but has unhappily declined. Literacy in science will enrich a person's life.”

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Author : Hans Bethe

43. “Everyone worked day and night, Monday through Saturday. Oppenheimer insisted people take Sundays off to rest and recharge. Scientists fished for trout in nearby streams, or climbed mountains and discussed physics while watching the sunrise. "This is how many discoveries were made," one scientist said.”

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Source : Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

44. “Lister saw the vast importance of the discoveries of Pasteur. He saw it because he was watching on the heights, and he was watching there alone.”

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45. “You must not blame us scientists for the use which war technicians have put our discoveries.”

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Author : Lise Meitner