Buoyancy Quote

 

"O God, thy sea is so big and my boat is so small."

Admiral Hyman Rickover, Commander of the Navy under President Kennedy, gave a plaque with these words on it to each commanding officer of a new Polaris submarine, as well as to the president, who reportedly kept it on his desk.

Iíve known this quote since I was no more than 8 years old as my dad, a WWII Navy veteran, had a small brass plate inscribed with these words mounted on the door to our garage at our home in Hammond, Indiana when I was growing up.

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