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William Bligh Quotes and Sayings

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Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe,
the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds;
and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira.
- William Bligh

There is a degree of wretchedness and want among the
lower class of people which is not anywhere so common
as among the Spanish and Portuguese settlements.
- William Bligh

All the 20th we were endeavouring to get into Adventure
Bay but were prevented by variable winds.
- William Bligh

The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command
her on the 16th of August 1787.
- William Bligh

 

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance,
and on the following morning we worked out to St.
Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor.
- William Bligh

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Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor;
the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.
- William Bligh

Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any
number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months:
but in the winter,
when the southerly winds are strong,
the surf,
on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome.
- William Bligh

This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants:
we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives
offered their assistance and perfectly understood the
method of taking them up and pruning them.
- William Bligh

In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds
were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather:
but one great advantage that this season of the year
has over the summer months is in being free from fogs.
- William Bligh

On the night of the 1st of September we observed for
the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood.
Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry,
and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses.
- William Bligh

Our plants had now increased to 252:
as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there,
though from the general conduct of the natives there
did not appear the least occasion for so much caution.
- William Bligh

The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years.
Its respectability with regard to strength has kept
pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very
secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force.
- William Bligh

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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