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Appearances are a glimpse of the obscure.

- Anaxagoras, c. 450 BC

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

- Francis Bacon, 1605

New things are always ugly.

- Willa Cather, 1921

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

- G.K. Chesterton, 1911

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable desire to seek the truth.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 45 BC

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

- Miguel de Unamuno, 1913

The unknown is the largest need of the intellect.

- Emily Dickinson, 1876

What one man can invent another can discover.

- Arthur Conan Doyle, 1905

What one man can invent another can discover.

- Arthur Conan Doyle, 1905

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

- Albert Einstein, 1936

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

- André Gide, 1926

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. 

- Zora Neale Hurston, 1942

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

- James Joyce, 1922