A Quote by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz on discovery, labor, nature, observation, and thought

In symbols one observes an advantage in discovery which is greatest when they express the exact nature of a thing briefly and, as it were, picture it; then indeed the labor of thought is wonderfully diminished.

Gottfried von Leibniz (1646 - 1716)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on discovery and god

We get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created. I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one's self.

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Dr. George Washington Carver on discovery and god

God gave them [the discoveries] to me; how can I sell them to someone else?

George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943)

Source: c. 1932.

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A Quote by George Spencer Brown on conformity, courage, discovery, effort, guidance, kindness, mind, needs, reading, secrets, thinking, truth, and path

To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation. Not activity. Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behaviour of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know. And yet those with the courage to tread this path to real discovery are not only offered practically no guidance on how to do so, they are actively discouraged and have to set abut it in secret, pretending meanwhile to be diligently engaged in the frantic diversions and to conform with the deadening personal opinions which are continually being thrust upon them.

George Spencer Brown (1923 -)

Source: The Laws of Form. 1969.

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on discovery and understanding

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

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Franz Ernst Neumann on discovery, lies, and reward

The greatest reward lies in making the discovery; recognition can add little or nothing to that.

Franz Ernst Neumann (1798 - 1895)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on age, death, discovery, and golf

Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

Source: Nods and Becks, 1944.

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A Quote by Ferdinand Columbus on authority, awareness, belief, discovery, earth, giving, inspiration, learning, men, reason, and world

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree, as Columbus himself was well aware. . . . "The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name 'Indies' to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India, and that no great sea lay between."

Ferdinand Columbus (1488 - 1539)

Source: The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, ca., 1539, used by historian Las Casas

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on dawn, discovery, and doors

Not knowing when the dawn will come
   I open every door;
Or has it feathers like a bird,
   Or billows like a shore?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on discovery, love, time, and world

After the discovery in 1918 of love letters revealing that Franklin was involved with Lucy Mercer: The bottom dropped out of my own particular world, I faced myself, my surroundings, my world, honestly for the first time.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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