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Richard E. Byrd
By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

The human race cannot go forward without liberty. If this be correct, then all people everywhere should strive for liberty. If they achieve liberty, they will get a chance to pursue happiness and perhaps will be able to develop toward the ultimate goal of creation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Christianity has not failed. It is simply that nations have failed to try it. There would be no war in a God-directed world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house… The law will of necessity have Indus[tr]ial features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Below -60° cold will find the last microscopic touch of oil in an instrument and stop it dead. If there is the slightest breeze, you can hear your breath freeze as it floats away, making a sound like that of Chinese firecrackers. As does the morning dew, rime coats every exposed object. And if you work too hard and breathe too deeply, your lungs will sometimes feel as if they were on fire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

The human race, my intuition tells me, is not outside the cosmic process and is not an accident. It is as much a part of the universe as the trees, the mountains, the aurora, and the stars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Give wind and tide a chance to change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

What people think about you is not supposed to matter much, so long as you yourself know where the truth lies; but I have found out, as have others who move in and out of newspaper headlines, that on occasion it can matter a good deal. For once you enter the world of headlines you learn there is not one truth but two: the one which you know from the facts; and the one which the public, or at any rate a highly imaginative part of the public, acquires by osmosis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Patience is what you need in the Antarctic. Wait-Give wind and tide a chance to change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

No woman has ever stepped on Little America - and we have found it to be the most silent and peaceful place in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

What I had not counted on was discovering how closely a man could come to dying and still not die, or want to die. That, too, was mine; and it also is to the good. For that experience resolved proportions and relationships for me as nothing else could have done; and it is surprising, approaching the final enlightenment, how little one really has to know or feel sure about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

Solitude is an excellent laboratory in which to observe the extent to which manners and habits are conditioned by others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

In Winter, [the Antarctic] is perhaps the dreariest of places. Our base, Little America, lay in a bowl of ice, near the edge of the Ross Ice Barrier. The temperature fell as low as 72 degrees below zero. One could actually hear one's breath freeze.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

I paused to listen to the silence. My breath, crystallized as it passed my cheeks, drifted on a breeze gentler than a whisper. The wind vane pointed toward the South Pole. Presently the wind cups ceased their gentle turning as the cold killed the breeze. My frozen breath hung like a cloud overhead. The day was dying, the night was being born-but with great peace. Here were the imponderable processes and forces of the cosmos, harmonious and soundless. Harmony, that was it!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

We men who serve science serve only a reflection in a mirror.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

The universe was a cosmos, not a chaos; man was as rightfully a part of that cosmos as were the day and night.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

At the end only two things really matter to a man, regardless of who he is; and they are the affection and understanding of his family. Anything and everything else he creates are insubstantial; they are ships given over to the mercy of the winds and tides of prejudice. but the family is an everlasting anchorage, a quiet harbor where a man's ships can be left to swing to the moorings of pride and loyalty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

I am hopeful that Antarctica in its symbolic robe of white will shine forth as a continent of peace as nations working together there in the cause of science set an example of international cooperation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard E. Byrd

If the expedition had failed, which it might well have done with all hope centered in just one plane, I should still be trying to pay back my obligations.