John Augustus Shedd

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A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

John Augustus Shedd (1859 – ?) was an American author and professor. In 1928 he wrote "Salt from My Attic".

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  • A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.
    • Salt from My Attic (1928), The Mosher Press, Portland, Maine; cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006) ed. Fred R. Shapiro, p. 705; there are numerous variants of this expression.