Terms Of Service
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Cave divers, of course, deal with an elevated level of risk, and the most that I can say here is that we tend to conduct our work at the bottom of a deep cave on an extremely conservative basis with heavy levels of backup equipment and a policy to abort if any single person doesn't like the situation underwater at any time during the mission.
An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily.
I have touched coral, and it feels hard like a rock, with a little slimy thing on top of it. But it is better to not touch coral, to prevent damaging it.
Wherever we halted we were surrounded by wandering troops of Bedouins.
Richard Francis Burton
I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses - to pay the bills.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.
The sea is the universal sewer.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
Never Give Up
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
Hell hath no fury like a politican scorned.
You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
John Wesley Powell
Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
We are very near the end, but have not and will not lose our good cheer.
Robert Falcon Scott
It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.
These people are headstrong and if they feel the curb loosed but one link they will with bit in the teeth in one month run further out of the career of good order than they will be brought back in three months.
The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world.
We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.
Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
The People in this Town began to inquire my Business, and because I did not readily inform them, they began to suspect me, and said, that I was come to settle the Indian's Land and they knew I should never go Home again Safe.
I used all diligence to arrive at London and therefore I now gave my crew a certificate under my hand, of my free and willing return, without persuasion or force by any one or more of them.
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