A pattern of shared basic assumptions invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration that have worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems.
I have discovered the meaning of life. It resides in what I can wrest from each day that I live.
A land may be said to be discovered the first time a European, presumably an Englishman, sets foot on it.
The rishis, who discovered the law of nonviolence in the midst of violence, were greater geniuses than Newton.
Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered.
When the boy begins to understand that the visible point is preceded by an invisible point, that the shortest distance between two points is conceived as a straight line before it is ever drawn with pencil and paper...the fountain of all thought has been opened to him...the philosopher can reveal him nothing new, as a geometrician he has discovered the basis of all thought.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Science has discovered much. The engineering is wonderful, epicycles and all. And yet, as we look at this vast, elaborate structure built on layer and layer of complex constituents, can we help but be reminded of the Land of Oz. Have we found the Emerald City? Is this what we were searching for? Is this the ultimate fabric of reality? Is this all there is?
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Philosophers are not honest enough in their work, although they make a lot of virtuous noise when the problem of truthfulness is touched even remotely. They all pose as if they had discovered and reached their real opinions through the self-development of a cold, pure, divinely unconcerned dialectic...; while at bottom it is an assumption, a hunch, indeed a kind of "inspiration" most often a desire of the heart that has been filtered and made abstract that they defend with reasons they have sought after the fact.
I had discovered that a person does not have to be this or be that or be anything, not even oneself. One is free.