John Augustus Shedd (1859 – 1928) was an American author and professor. In 1928 he wrote “Salt from My Attic”. A ship in harbor is safe , but that is not what ships are built for.
As for the quote itself, its meaning is fairly clear: that it’s better to get out and do the things you want to do , or the things you need to do , than to sit and rot and do nothing. Even if you fail, at least you’ll have tried, and at least you’ll have done something and learned something extraordinary in the process.
Ships in harbor are safe , but that is not what ships are built for . In 1965 the widely-syndicated columnist Earl Wilson printed the saying and credited Shedd: REMEMBERED QUOTE: “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for .” — John A. Shedd.
John Graves Shedd (July 20, 1850 – October 22, 1926) was the second president, and chair of the board, of Marshall Field & Company.
A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. This saying has also been credited to Albert Einstein and John A. Shedd.
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Vic Mignogna||Captain James T. Kirk|
|Chuck Huber||Dr. McCoy|
|Christopher Doohan||Mr. Scott (as Chris Doohan)|
|John de Lancie||Galisti|
Shedd Aquarium began in 1924, when John Groves Shedd, second president of Marshall Field & Co ., donated $2 million toward construction of a facility that he hoped would showcase “the greatest variety of sea life under one roof.” The world’s largest indoor aquarium opened more than five years later, in December 1929,