discovery

A Quote by René Descartes on difficulty, discovery, knowledge, order, and simplicity

These long chains of perfectly simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to carry out their most difficult demonstrations had led me to fancy that everything that can fall under human knowledge forms a similar sequence; and that so long as we avoid accepting as true what is not so, and always preserve the right order of deduction of one thing from another, there can be nothing too remote to be reached in the end, or to well hidden to be discovered.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on creation, discovery, experience, nature, and poetry

Or, to express this in another way, suggested to me by Professor Suzuki, in connection with "seeing into our own nature, poetry is the something that we see, but the seeing and the something are one; without the seeing there is no something, no something, no seeing. There is neither discovery nor creation: only the perfect, indivisible experience.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, p.84

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

Weed - a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery, reform, saints, society, and vices

The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Fortune of the Republic, 1878

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, discovery, good, heart, mind, passion, profit, and thought

'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Society and Solitude. Success

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and loneliness

Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on beauty, discovery, dreams, facts, force, good, greatness, heroism, life, love, nature, personality, personality, soul, and time

We cannot look upon our lives as dreams of a dreamer who has no awakening in all time. We have a personality to which matter and force are unmeaning unless related to something infinitely personal, whose nature we have discovered, in some measure, in human love, in the greatness of the good, in the martyrdom of heroic souls, in the ineffable beauty of nature, which can never be a mere physical fact nor anything but an expression of personality.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on discovery

He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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