James Cook, 1728 - 1779
Oil on canvas by Nathaniel Dance-Holland (ca. 1775)
Born: 7 November 1728 (27 October 1728 O.S.), Marton, Yorkshire, England
Died: 14 February 1779, Hawaii
James Cook quotes:
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- Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. permalink
- I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go. permalink
- I now once more hoisted English Coulers and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third, took possession of the whole Eastern Coast [of New Holland] from the above Latitude down to this place by the name of New South Wales. permalink
- The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. permalink
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