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The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

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

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery. - Rene Descartes

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. - Frank Herbert

Truth: An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing with increasing activity to the end of time. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. - Paul Valery

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth, that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. - Henry Louis Mencken

No one can become rich by the efforts of only their toil, but only by the discovery of some method of taxing the labour of others. - John Ruskin