discovery

A Quote by Alexander Graham Bell on cooperation and discovery

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)

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A Quote by Alexander Procofieff de Seversky on disability, discovery, embarrassment, respect, and world

I discovered early that the hardest thing to overcome is not a physical disability but the mental condition which it induces. The world, I found, has a way of taking a man pretty much at his own rating. If he permits his loss to make him embarrassed and apologetic, he will draw embarrassment from others. But if he gains his own respect, the respect of those around him comes easily.

Alexander de Seversky (1894 - 1974)

Source: Victory Through Air Power, by Seversky

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on charm, day, discovery, losing, mind, and spirit

Quoting that which was spoken of the young Archimedes: . . . [he] was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on discovery, thinking, and thought

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

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on accidents, discovery, meetings, mind, and preparation

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

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on discovery, thinking, and thought

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on discovery, intuition, solution, consciousness, inspiration, and divine guidance

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, brothers, discovery, individuality, knowledge, and mind

I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I can't. You know them to be true but you could spend a whole lifetime without being able to prove them. The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Interview with Professor William Hermanns

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A Quote by Alan Watts on discovery, imagination, improvement, life, listening, music, and quality

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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A Quote by A. A. Milne on discovery

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

A. A. Milne

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