On Experience: Looking at history as a projection of the future.
“When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident… or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.”
~ E. J. Smith – 1907, Captain, RMS Titanic
Captain Smith’s ship sank in 1912 in what has become the most famous shipwreck of all time.