Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.— Richard E. Byrd
The most controversy Richard E. Byrd quotes that will transform you to a better person
Progress grows out of motion.
Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.
There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes he is no longer indispensable.
No woman has ever stepped on Little America - and we have found it to be the most silent and peaceful place in the world.
Solitude is an excellent laboratory in which to observe the extent to which manners and habits are conditioned by others.
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.
Give wind and tide a chance to change.
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.
Patience is what you need in the Antarctic. Wait-Give wind and tide a chance to change.
I am learning that a man can live profoundly without masses of things.
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.
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.
A discordant mind, black with confusion and despair, would finish me off as thoroughly as the cold.
We men who serve science serve only a reflection in a mirror.
Give praise to others while they are here; they won't need it in the hereafter.
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.
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.
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.
Christianity has not failed. It is simply that nations have failed to try it. There would be no war in a God-directed world.
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.