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A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English mathematician.


If we didn't live adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Greek fabulist.

And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

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) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.