Quotes of the Day for 13 July 2001 – Exploration and Frontiers
It was this day in 1865 that Horace Greeley issued his memorable exhortation to "Go West, young man." Starting with that, here are some quotes on Exploration and Frontiers.
Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting, and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West, and grow up with the country.
- Horace Greeley, New York Tribune, 12 July 1865
Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
- Charles F. Kettering
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
- Alan Alda
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961
Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, buy you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.
- David Whyte
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