–John Augustus Shedd
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
–Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
Quote Number: 711
Source: Shedd, John A. Salt from My Attic. The Mosher Press: Portland, Maine. 1928, Pg 20. Cited in The Yale Book of Quotations. Fred R Shapiro, editor. 2006, Pg 705.
It is widely documented that Rear Admiral Grace Hopper used this quote
Source Notes: It is most likely that these quotes developed independently from one another, although an earlier general saying may have existed.