Ocean Hermit – sailing, solitude and stories

My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

* Inspiring quotes

Other people’s words can really inspire us.  Remember Winston Churchill’s famous speech to Harvard students.  It had just seven words.  “Never, never, never, never, never give up!”

Here are some other quotations to inspire:

“Optimism is true moral courage.”
Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer 1874-1922

“The fault is not in aiming and missing – the fault is aiming too low.”
Tristan Jones, sailor

“Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.”
Japanese proverb

“If you don’t follow your dreams you might as well be a vegetable.”
Bert Munro, motorcycle speedster

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This entry was posted on January 3, 2010 by in Life Skills and tagged , , .
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