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I chose life over death for myself and my friends... I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.
If you're a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you've got to keep going.
Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.
By endurance we conquer.
I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure.
Optimism is true moral courage.
A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground.
When things are easy, I hate it.
Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
I do not know what 'moss' stands for in the proverb , but if it stood for useful knowledge... I gathered more moss by rolling than I ever did at school.
Optimism is the true moral courage
The noise resembles the roar of heavy, distant surf. Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
I thought you'd rather have a live donkey than a dead lion.
One feels 'the dearth of human words, the roughness of mortal speech' in trying to describe things intangible.
Teachers should be very careful not to spoil their pupils' taste for poetry for all time by making it a task and an imposition.
If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard.
Now my eyes are turned from the South to the North, and I want to lead one more Expedition. This will be the last... to the North Pole.
After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
From the sentimental point of view, it is the last great Polar journey that can be made.
i had a dream when i was 22 that someday i would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till i came to one of the poles of the earth