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If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles M. Schulz
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
I've discovered that the less I say, the more rumors I start.
It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced.
Edward de Bono
Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service.
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
Sydney J. Harris
Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.
I discovered my wife in bed with another man, and I was crushed. So I said, 'Get off me, you two!'
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.'
Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
James Whitcomb Riley
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know.'
W. Somerset Maugham
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