Ernest Shackleton Quotes

Why should I know Ernest Shackleton?

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was a British polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.

Born February 15, 1874
Died January 05, 1922

Books by Ernest Shackleton


Best 13 Quotes by Ernest Shackleton

“A man must shape himself to a new mark directly the old one goes to ground.”

Ernest Shackleton

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”

Ernest Shackleton

“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

“I thought you'd rather have a live donkey than a dead lion.”

Ernest Shackleton

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

Ernest Shackleton

“Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”

Ernest Shackleton

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

Ernest Shackleton

“Optimism is true moral courage.”

Ernest Shackleton

“Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.”

Ernest Shackleton

“Through endurance we conquer.”

Ernest Shackleton

"South" Quotes

“Just when things looked their worse, they changed for the best. I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety.”

Ernest Shackleton
South

“Loneliness is the penalty of leadership, but the man who has to make the decisions is assisted greatly if he feels that there is no uncertainty in the minds of those who follow him, and that his orders will be carried out confidently and in expectation of success.”

Ernest Shackleton
South

“We had seen God in His splendours, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”

Ernest Shackleton
South