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Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
The very greatest things -- great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -- have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
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.
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.
We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries. It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed.
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.
Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.
The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.
It's easier to be original and foolish than original and wise.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
The real antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
ORIGINALITY is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
There is no original truth, only original error.

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