Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Not all who wander are lost.
--J. R. R. Tolkien
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
It still amazes me how many millions goes to discovering another star in the galaxies when, for all we know, we are still sitting on top of another undiscovered world beneath out feet.”
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy
(in his Rice University Moon Speech, September 12, 1962)
Because it's there.
--George Leigh Mallory,
(on being asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, in the New York Times, Mar. 18, 1923)
The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man confronts a fact.
--Henry David Thoreau
I long to set foot where no man has trod before.
If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Make voyages! Attempt them... there’s nothing else.
If people never did silly things, then nothing intelligent would ever get done.
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