John Wesley Powell Quote


Picture Quote:



We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.  - John Wesley Powell
More John Wesley Powell Quotes
Quotes by other famous authors
John Wesley Powell
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
John Wesley PowellShare on Facebook

Born: March 24, 1834

Died: September 23, 1902 (aged 68)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Explorer

Bio: John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first known passage through the Grand Canyon.

Quote of the day

In matters of sentiment, the public has very crude ideas; and the most shocking fault of women is that they make the public the supreme judge of their lives.
Stendhal

Popular Authors

John Gay
Jim Carrey
Ogden Nash
Oscar Wilde
Bertolt Brecht
Northrop Frye
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Douglas Adams
Norman Vincent Peale
Jorge Luis Borges
David Ricardo
Milton Friedman
Vince Lombardi
Charles Darwin
Miyamoto Musashi
Oprah Winfrey