Quotes in Discovery

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.


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


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

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I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

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Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.


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


In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.


Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.

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