James Cook quotes

Born
7 November, 1728 Marton, Yorkshire, England.

Died
14 February 1779.

Occupation
Explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.

James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean.

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
– James Cook
When your mind tries to verify a preconceived notion you can miss the obvious.
– James Cook
Going without a thing enhances the desire to get it.
– James Cook
It’s easier to have faith in yourself if you have faith in God.
– James Cook
Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it.
– James Cook
A thinker reverses roles and sees the perspectives of others.
– James Cook
To succeed in business, put the interest of the customer ahead of your own.
– James Cook
Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
– James Cook
Love of country is nowhere the same as love of government.
– James Cook
The decline and fall of a civilization is barely noticed by most of its citizens.
– James Cook
To enslave a people, give them money they didn’t earn.
– James Cook
From what I have said of the natives of New Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans, being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous, but.
– James Cook
When you are aggrieved you learn.
– James Cook
Government employees move up the ladder through educational credentials rather than merit. People are given jobs and promotions based on seniority, race and gender rather than ability or talent. Such a system often overlooks the deserving and rewards the incompetent. There is no payoff for achievement.
– James Cook
Hardly anything works out as well as we hope.
– James Cook
Struggle is the architect of the soul.
– James Cook
Management is simple, innovation is hard.
– James Cook
Independent thinkers are usually geniuses or idiots and at times it’s hard to tell which.
– James Cook
Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
– James Cook
No matter how great your wisdom, you can still make a fool of yourself.
– James Cook
Everybody lives an epic.
– James Cook