"The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."William Bligh on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."William Bligh on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."William Bligh on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."William Bligh on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."William Bligh on Ernest Hemingway
"The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge."
"On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor."