„To navigate is necessary, to live is not.“

To sailors who were defending Rome from a sea invasion.
Life of Pompey

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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus Foto
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus1
römischer Konsul -106 - -48 v.Chr

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Fernando Pessoa Foto

„Sailing is necessary, living is not necessary.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Ibid., pp. 133, 262
This has been attributed to Pessoa. Indeed, it is from Plutarch's "Parallel Lives", about Pompeus, when demanding that soldiers board the ships, when they were afraid of dying at sea.
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Navegar é preciso, viver não é preciso.

Anton Chekhov Foto

„When you live on cash, you understand the limits of the world around which you navigate each day. Credit leads into a desert with invisible boundaries.“

—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

Letter to A.S. Suvorin (August 18, 1893)
Letters

„Values are our moral navigational devices.“

—  James A. Champy American businessman 1942

Quelle: Reengineering management, 1995, p. 78

Alex Steffen Foto

„Kids born today will see us navigate past the first greatest test of humanity, which is: can we actually be smart enough to live on a planet without destroying it?“

—  Alex Steffen American writer and futurist 1968

Quoted in ABC show Earth 2100 Earth 2100, 2 June 2009, IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1471346/quotes,.

Edward Gibbon Foto

„The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.“

—  Edward Gibbon English historian and Member of Parliament 1737 - 1794

Vol. 1, Chap. 68. Compare: "On dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons" (translated: "It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions"), Voltaire, Letter to M. le Riche. 1770; "J'ai toujours vu Dieu du coté des gros bataillons (translated: "I have always noticed that God is on the side of the heaviest battalions"), De la Ferté to Anne of Austria.
The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: Volume 1 (1776)

Nigel Cumberland Foto

„Mastering and navigating around office politics is never easy“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

Quelle: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, p.75
Kontext: Mastering and navigating around office politics is never easy and there are times when you may simply be on the receiving end of some negative gossip or rumours.

William Thomson Foto

„I am afraid I am not in the flight for “aerial navigation.”“

—  William Thomson British physicist and engineer 1824 - 1907

I was greatly interested in your work with kites; but I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of. So you will understand that I would not care to be a member of the aëronautical Society.
As a response to Major B. F. S. Baden Powell's request to join the Aeronautical Society, December 8, 1896 http://zapatopi.net/kelvin/papers/letters.html#baden-powell.
Often reproduced out of context and without citation to any primary source as "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible", like in The Experts Speak : The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation (1984) by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, p. 236

Ralph Waldo Emerson Foto

„The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Civilization

Maimónides Foto

„The more necessary a thing is for living beings, the more easily it is found and the cheaper it is; the less necessary it is, the rarer and dearer it is.“

—  Maimónides, buch The Guide for the Perplexed

Quelle: Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.12

Adam Smith Foto
Albert Einstein Foto

„If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

William Thomson Foto

„I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning“

—  William Thomson British physicist and engineer 1824 - 1907

As a response to Major B. F. S. Baden Powell's request to join the Aeronautical Society, December 8, 1896 http://zapatopi.net/kelvin/papers/letters.html#baden-powell.
Often reproduced out of context and without citation to any primary source as "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible", like in The Experts Speak : The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation (1984) by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, p. 236
Kontext: I am afraid I am not in the flight for “aerial navigation”. I was greatly interested in your work with kites; but I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of. So you will understand that I would not care to be a member of the aëronautical Society.

Martin Firrell Foto

„Art should help you to navigate the real challenges of being a human being.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963

Quoted in the documentary Art in a Word by Vera Baghiroli, qoob tv (22 July 2008).

„Yes, it is necessary to suffer, even in vain, so as not to live in vain.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Sí, es necesario padecer, aún en vano, para no vivir en vano.
Voces (1943)

Sherman Alexie Foto

„If you're good at it, and you love it, and it helps you navigate the river of the world, then it can't be wrong.“

—  Sherman Alexie, buch The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Quelle: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foto

„Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but—“

—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and aviator 1900 - 1944

Quelle: Terre des Hommes (1939), Ch. I : The Craft
Kontext: "Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but—"
And I was struck by the graphic image:
"But you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity."
And suddenly that tranquil cloud-world, that world so harmless and simple that one sees below on rising out of the clouds, took on in my eyes a new quality. That peaceful world became a pitfall. I imagined the immense white pitfall spread beneath me. Below it reigned not what one might think — not the agitation of men, not the living tumult and bustle of cities, but a silence even more absolute than in the clouds, a peace even more final. This viscous whiteness became in my mind the frontier between the real and the unreal, between the known and the unknowable. Already I was beginning to realize that a spectacle has no meaning except it be seen through the glass of a culture, a civilization, a craft. Mountaineers too know the sea of clouds, yet it does not seem to them the fabulous curtain it is to me.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Foto
Richard Dawkins Foto

„… you need more than luck to navigate successfully through a thousand sieves in succession.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

River out of Eden (1995)

Alexandre Dumas Foto

„It's necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.“

—  Alexandre Dumas, buch Der Graf von Monte Christo

Quelle: The Count of Monte Cristo

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