Impossible? (That is what they said!)

         "If Fifty Million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing", said Betrand Russell. Not surprisingly, therefore everything in the world was achieved by people who believe in themselves, rather than in what was commonly believed.

         In 1940, the Royal Committee of Spain categorically said that a voyage to Asia was impossible because the western ocean was infinite an unnavigable. The committee also said that so many centuries after creation it was unlikely that any one could find new lands that were hitherto known. Just within few hours from them, Cristopher Colombus conquered the westen sea and his journey is part of History now.

        In 1903, The New York Times commented that scientists should now waste their time and money in airship experiments, since flying is an impossible act for mankind. Exactly one week later, the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight Kitty Hawk, USA!

        In 1984, the Science Digest with conviction stated that landing and moving around the moon poses so many serious problems that it may take more that 200 years of science to achieve that feat. Exactly 21 years later, Neil Armstrong set his foot on the moon!

        Truly, friends, the lives of all these great men remind us that achieving with believing in ourselves. Come, let us memorize these magic words which have potential in them to transform the world.

       "We can, if we think we can!"

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Nice quote there at the start of your hub! Being a lover of quotable quotations, I can't resist appreciating if I see one.


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Don Ship 6 years ago Author

Thanks a ton! :)

I love that quote too, a lot - The reason I started the whole topic with that quote!


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Do you really think that Neil Armstrong actually landed on moon? Wasn't it a hoax??


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Don Ship 6 years ago Author

That part, I don't know! But I personally believe he did! That's why I wrote all that! The flag part got me confused though! :)


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

And the lights part? and many other proofs that he didn't land on the moon? But let's not get into this debate here. Maybe some other time, somewhere else. The good thing is that you are producing good hubs at a good speed. Happy hubbing!! :)


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Don Ship 6 years ago Author

I agree! Sure thing!

I know right! I'm still learning. So much more stuff left to learn. Thanks a lot and same to you! G'day! :)

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