adventure

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on adventure, country, destiny, gold, imagination, play, and war

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 (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by R. H. Cabell on adventure, business, day, deed, hypocrisy, mistakes, reform, reward, selfishness, sentimentality, thinking, and words

I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today's task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.

R. H. Cabell

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A Quote by Princess Grace of Monaco on adventure, country, garden, heart, time, and world

When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one.

Princess Grace of Monaco

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A Quote by Pierce Vincent Eckhart on adventure, beginning, friendship, jobs, language, learning, life, obstacles, perception, reality, rest, and study

When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman - whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of perceived obstacles. Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you do, at least you'll have a place to sit down.

Pierce Vincent Eckhart

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A Quote by Patrick B. Comer, Jr. on adventure, belief, goals, interest, life, people, and selfishness

Getting ahead in industry is an adventure-and there aren't many people today who like adventure. . . . The supervisor who gets ahead must have a basic, materialistic selfish interest in a better life . . . and must believe he'll reach his goal if he tries hard enough. The door is still open to initiative.

Patrick B. Comer

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A Quote by O. Henry on adventure, chance, and fortune

Fortune is a prize to be won. Adventure is the road to it. Chance is what may lurk in the shadows at the roadside.

O. Henry (1862 - 1910)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on adventure and life

Life is an adventure in forgiving.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on adventure, forgiveness, and life

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on adventure and questions

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on acceptance, achievement, adventure, conquest, courage, death, experience, fear, heroism, joy, life, and yielding

The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of life's joy. One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death, not as contrary to life, but as an aspect of life. Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure - fearlessness and achievement.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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