Explorer

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Cousteau

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Thomas Walker

If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
David Livingstone

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Daniel Boone

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
Davy Crockett

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
Jacques Cousteau

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
Davy Crockett

The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
Jacques Cousteau

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
Robert Falcon Scott

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Stark

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary

I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.
David Livingstone

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
Jacques Cousteau

The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.
Ferdinand Magellan

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
Daniel Boone

I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.
David Livingstone

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.
Freya Stark

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
Freya Stark

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
Edmund Hillary

I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.
David Livingstone

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
Edmund Hillary

Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.
Davy Crockett

Good days are to be gathered like grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will.
Freya Stark

We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
Davy Crockett

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
Davy Crockett

You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.
Edmund Hillary

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
Freya Stark

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.
Jacques Cousteau

All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
David Livingstone

Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!
David Livingstone

Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.
Davy Crockett

Every morning I wake up saying, I’m still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
Jacques Cousteau

The most ominous of fallacies – the belief that things can be kept static by inaction.
Freya Stark

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Freya Stark

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed [and] if we are not willing [to change], we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
Jacques Cousteau

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
Freya Stark

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
William Adams

I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
David Livingstone

Buoyed by water, he can fly in any direction-up, down, sideways-by merely flipping his hand. Under water, man becomes an archangel.
Jacques Cousteau

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Jacques Cousteau

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