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    • One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
    • If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
    • I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
      From Brewster, Memoirs of Newton (1855), by Isaac Newton
    • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
    • He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
    • A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
    • Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
      in Irving Good, The Scientist Speculates (1962), by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
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