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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
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The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
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Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
John Wesley Powell
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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.

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