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Adventure Quotations D-F (Damage - Future)

 

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Damage

 

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Danger

 

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure , or nothing.

Helen Keller

 

 

Death

 

Risk, there is no real living without it. Die we all must, but try to knock all risk out of our lives and we lock ourselves tighter and tighter into a safe, comfortable, deadly box, and we die too, without ever having lived.

Alex Noble

 

Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.

Joseph Bayly

 

To die will be an awfully big adventure .

Sir James M. Barrie 

 

 

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.

Charles Frohman 

 

 

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

 

 

Depression

 

If we didn't live adventurously , plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.

Virginia Woolf 

 

Destiny

 

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Vincent Van Gogh 

 

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

 

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 

 

Discovery

 

 You can discover more in an hour of play than you can in a lifetime of conversation.

Unknown

 

 

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.

Voltaire

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.

David Polis

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

 

Doubt

 

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.

Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

 

I respect faith but doubt is what gets you an education.

Wilson Mizner

 

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.

 

 

Education

 

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

 

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Samuel Langhorne Clemens -Mark Twain

 

Emotion

 

By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

Joseph Collins

 

Emotion is not something shameful, subordinate, second rate; it is a supremely valid phase of humanity as its noblest and most mature.

Joshua Loth Liebman

 

The stress of passion often discloses an aspect of the personality completely ignored till then by its closest intimates.

Joseph Conrad

 

My reputation is what others think about me, my character is who I know I am.

 

All loving emotions, like plants, shoot up most rapidly in the tempestuous atmosphere of life.

Jean Paul Richter

 

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.

John Sterling

 

End

 

If well thou has begun, go on; it is the end that crowns us, not the fight.

Robert Herrick

 

The end must justify the means

Matthew Prior

 

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Orlando A. Battista

 

 

Example

 

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Experience

We should come home from adventures , and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.

Henry David Thoreau 

 

 

Inexperience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

 

The value of experience is not in seeing much but in seeing wisely.

Sir William Osler

Excitement

 

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.

 

 

Failure

 

You always pass failure on the way to success.

 

 

Faith

 

Faith is to believe what we do not see

 

 

Fate

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Vincent Van Gogh 

 

 

Fear

 

Where there is nothing to lose, there is nothing to fear.

 

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers .

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 

 

 

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.

 

There are two kinds of adventurers ; those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.

Rabindranath Tagore

 

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon 

 

Fool

 

A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.

Arabian proverb

 

Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself.

 

 

Forgiveness

 

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

 

Friend/friendship

 

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn 

 

A false friend is like a shadow. Only attends when the sun shines.

 

 

Fruit

 

He who would have the fruit must first climb the tree.

 

 

Fun

 

Fun is like life insurance: the older you get the more it costs.

Frank McKinney Hubbard

 

Future

 

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Christian Nestell Bovee

 

Those who do not plan for the future will have to live through it anyway.

 

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