A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on boldness and discovery

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on discovery and thinking

On how he made discoveries by always thinking unto them. . . . I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: E.N. da C. Andrade, Sir Isaac Newton, His Life and Work, Doubleday Anchor, NY, 1950

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on discovery, observation, patience, and reason

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Hugh Walpole on accidents, beauty, belief, discovery, divinity, joy, life, love, and relationships

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.

Sir Hugh Walpole (1884 - 1941)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on assumptions, body, discovery, exploring, knowledge, life, observation, science, scientists, universe, and water

Let us suppose that an ichthyologist is exploring the life of the ocean. He casts a net into the water and brings up a fishy assortment. Surveying his catch, he proceeds in the usual manner of a scientist to systematize what it reveals. He arrives at two generalizations: (1) No sea-creature is less than two inches long. (2) All sea-creatures have gills. These are both true of his catch, and he assumes tentatively that they will remain true however often he repeats it. In applying this analogy, the catch stands for the body of knowledge which constitutes physical science, and the net for the sensory and intellectual equipment which we use in obtaining it. The casting of the net corresponds to observation; for knowledge which has not been or could not be obtained by observation is not admitted into physical science. An onlooker may object that the first generalization is wrong. "There are plenty of sea-creatures under two inches long, only your net is not adapted to catch them." The icthyologist dismisses this objection contemptuously. "Anything uncatchable by my net is ipso facto outside the scope of icthyological knowledge. In short, "what my net can't catch isn't fish." Or-to translate the analogy-"If you are not simply guessing, you are claiming a knowledge of the physical universe discovered in some other way than by the methods of physical science, and admittedly unverifiable by such methods. You are a metaphysician. Bah!"

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: The Philosophy of Physical Science, The University of Michigan Press, 1958

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on discovery, nonsense, science, and time

Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, November 22, 1945

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on ability, discovery, limits, and talent

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on day, discovery, and wedding

The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

Source: Noces, 1945

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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on age, books, discovery, experience, hope, and people

I would hope that people, no matter what age, would find something to identify with in my books, pick one up and experience a personal sense of discovery. That's great. But for them, not for me.

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

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A Quote by Santiago Ramón y Cajal on discovery, errors, and genius

Even granting that the genius subjected to the test of critical inspection emerges free from all error, we should consider that everything he has discovered in a given domain is almost nothing in comparison with what is left to be discovered.

Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852 - 1934)

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