At Blakiston & Company we strive to be more than an outdoor lifestyle company; we aspire to motivate, inspire and encourage the masses to be the best you that you can be. So without further ado, we present to you the "Quote Of The Week"! May it push you to go further in this great life than you ever dreamed of!
"The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that."
“I think that's what we all want, in the end. To know that we left footprints when we passed by, however briefly. We want to be remembered."
-Mike A. Lancaster
"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end."
"If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle."
-William H. McRaven
"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever."
"Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. "
"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine."
-Dwight L. Moody
"You don't paddle against the current, you paddle with it. And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Unless you paddle for the wave, you'll never know if you could catch it. But once you do... Ride it as long as you can. Love as long as you can."
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, ranging from grizzly bears to mean horses and gun-fighters; but by acting as if I was not afraid I gradually ceased to be afraid."
"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope."
"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out."
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."
"Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you."
"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this."
-Henry David Thoreau
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all."
"Two centuries ago Edward Young said that procrastination is the thief of time. Actually procrastination is much more. It is the thief of our self respect. It nags at us and spoils our fun. It deprives us of our fullest realization; of our ambitions and hopes. This is the day of opportunity."
-Thomas S. Monson