It is not the going out of port but the coming in that determines the success of a voyage.
If we must not act save on a certainty we ought not to act on religion for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty sea voyages battles!
There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omitted all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures.
The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
For the execution of the voyage to the Indies I did not make use of intelligence mathematics or maps.
Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
I am a voyager - and the voyage cannot mean that I stay at home.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition a voyage and not a harbor.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
For all my years in public life I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
My friends whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals a man fears everything but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage or my house when I propose to take a residence so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.