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Thor Heyerdahl Quotes and Sayings

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Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Circumstances cause us to act the way we do.
We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others.
I realized this from the start during World War II.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Therefore, I feel convinced that any political picture
can be changed to suit the needs of the powers that be.
- Thor Heyerdahl

 

I also believe that when one dies, one may wake up
to the reality that proves that time does not exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict,
nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.
- Thor Heyerdahl

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy
person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
- Thor Heyerdahl

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For every minute, the future is becoming the past.
- Thor Heyerdahl

But if we begin thinking about the world being over 100 million years old,
then it's absolutely by chance that you and I are sitting here alive today,
while all the others are dead or have never been born.
- Thor Heyerdahl

One learns more from listening than speaking.And both
the wind and the people who continue to live close
to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot
hear within university walls.
- Thor Heyerdahl

A civilized nation can have no enemies,
and one cannot draw a line across a map,
a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that
the ugly enemy lives on the one side,
and good friends live on the other.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Those who have experienced the most,
have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate.
Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience,
and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish
to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute
that we had communication -
particularly communication by sea that enabled people
to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to
exchange basic raw materials.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from
the world's most civilized and developed nations,
we have been denied permission by friendly governments,
for reasons of security, to land anywhere,
but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time.
I don't believe it exists.
I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature.
On such occasions, time does not exist.
Nor does the future exist.
- Thor Heyerdahl

We must wake up to the insane reality of our time.
We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the
responsible decision makers that modern armaments must
no longer be made available to people whose former
battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
- Thor Heyerdahl

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.
- Thor Heyerdahl

I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism
doesn't occur from taking orders,
but rather from people who through their own willpower
and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
- Thor Heyerdahl

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People PHOTO

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is short and progress is slow.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
- Franz Grillparzer

Some programming languages manage to absorb change,
but withstand progress.
- Alan Perlis

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins.
Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress,
the other side more or less for reaction.
- George Orwell

I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress
is due to his own efforts,
and 2% to his teacher.
- John Philip Sousa

Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that
shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
- Frank Herbert

Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
- Herbert Read

The level of our educational development is high and
serves as a strong basis for our future progress.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics.
We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
- Steve Odland

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
- Jim Rohn

The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's
progress and that of the race appears,
therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.
- James M. Baldwin

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite,
incoherent homogeneity toward a definite,
coherent heterogeneity.
- Herbert Spencer

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The progress of society is mainly the improvement in
the condition of the workingmen of the world.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

An organized effort is making to deceive the people.
There are two great enemies of thought and progress,
the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease

Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very
heavily disguised as Chaos.
- Joyce Grenfell

Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
Not God's, and not the beast's; God is,
they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke

Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and
is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy.
Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress.
- John Pople

We feel good about our running backs as we have them right now,
and we will continue to see how they progress.
- Jerry Jones

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
- Albert Camus

Medical science has proven time and again that when
the resources are provided,
great progress in the treatment, cure,
and prevention of disease can occur.
- Michael J. Fox

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress
has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
- Wynton Marsalis

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth,
America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's
progress towards the realization of his dream.
- Adam Schiff

I suspect that even today, with all the progress we
have made in liberal thought,
the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy.
- Frank Knox

The government I led gave ordinary people peace,
security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto

Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
- William McKinley


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