25 Inspirational Quotes From Ernest Shackleton

25 Inspirational Quotes From Ernest Shackleton

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Ernest Shackleton was a British polar explorer. He led three British journeys to the south pole, and the explorations of that period of time are known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. As a third officer in British Army he done his first journey to polar region. Ernest set a world record by marching to latitude of 82°S.

Below are Inspirational quotes from Ernest Shackleton:

1.“I believe it is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown.” Ernest Shackleton

2.“Better a live donkey than a dead lion.” Ernest Shackleton

3.“We had seen Godin His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.” Ernest Shackleton

4.“Our spoons are one of our indispensable possessions here. To lose one’s spoon would be almost as serious as it is for an edentate person to lose his set of false teeth.” Ernest Shackleton


5.“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.” Ernest Shackleton

6.“One feels ‘the dearth of human words, the roughness of mortal speech’ in trying to describe things intangible.” Ernest Shackleton

7.“No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn’t die out, it’s wiped out.” Ernest Shackleton

8.“I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure.” Ernest Shackleton

9.“Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.” Ernest Shackleton


10.“The world is a huge place. How will you know where you fit in unless you explore beyond your comfort zone?” Ernest Shackleton

11.“I seemed to vow to myself 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, the end of the axis upon which this great round ball turns.” Ernest Shackleton

12.“When things are easy, I hate it.” Ernest Shackleton

13.“The last day of the old year: May the new one bring us good fortune, a safe deliverance from this anxious time and all good things to those we love so far away.” Ernest Shackleton

14.“Men are not made from easy victories, but based on great defeats.” Ernest Shackleton


15.“If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard.” Ernest Shackleton

16.“If you’re a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you’ve got to keep going.” Ernest Shackleton

17.“Teachers should be very careful not to spoil their pupils’ taste for poetry for all time by making it a task and an imposition.” Ernest Shackleton

18.“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.” Ernest Shackleton

19.“I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realised that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.” Ernest Shackleton


20.“Need to put footstep of courage into stirrup of patience.” Ernest Shackleton

21.“Opportunity of winning food and shelter, man can live and even find his laughter ringing true.” Ernest Shackleton

22.“Through endurance we conquer.” Ernest Shackleton

23.“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.” Ernest Shackleton

24.“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.” Ernest Shackleton


25.“Teachers should be very careful not to spoil their pupils’ taste for poetry for all time by making it a task and an imposition.” Ernest Shackleton

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