Quotation by Daniel J. Boorstin

The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration. From the cautious quest for what they knew (or thought they knew) was out there, into an enthusiastic reaching to the unknown. These are two substantially different kinds of human enterprise.
Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914), U.S. historian. Reith Lectures, October 1975. The Exploring Spirit: America and the World Experience, lecture 1 (1976).
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