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A ship in harbor is safe -
by John A. Shedd

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

Opportunities are seldom labeled.
- John A. Shedd

When there is an original sound in the world,
it makes a hundred echoes.
- John A. Shedd

Simply having children does not make mothers.
- John A. Shedd

 

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights
in the stormiest of nights.
- Giotto di Bondone

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A small leak can sink a great ship.
- Benjamin Franklin

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent
of the cost is in the shipping.
People cannot eat shipping costs.
We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets.
- Andrew Natsios

If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever,
there are heroes who rise above it.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one;
for the larger the load,
the greater will be the profit upon profit.
- Hesiod

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;
and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
- John Masefield

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation,
a ship going to discover the New World.
And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
- John Lennon

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war
as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
- Guy de Maupassant

Don't worry, be crappy.
Revolutionary means you ship and then test...
Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap -
but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.
- Guy Kawasaki

It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship.
But get real, when everyone is bailing out,
you don't want to be the last man standing.
- Robbie Fowler

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars.
That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
- Dick Gregory

A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.
- Eileen Caddy

The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,
may sink through the mutiny of those on board.
- Grover Cleveland

Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!
- Jon Heder

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
- Faye Wattleton

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck,
and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled,
and the ship never goes down.
- Jean Anouilh

A bigger business is like a cruise ship:
There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further,
but it's harder to turn quickly.
- Tony Hsieh

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
- Omar N. Bradley

A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
- Herman Melville

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship,
which illuminate only the track it has passed.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship,
he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas

The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends,
it simply means the river bends.
- J. Enoch Powell

Remember Star Trek? They're on this huge ship and they've got all these people,
right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some
mission and one of them gets killed.
- Josh Holloway

Not only I lost what I had in the ship,
but from the captain and the company generally what
was good or worth the taking was carried away;
all which was done unknown to the emperor.
- Will Adams

On the 28th the ship's company received two months pay in advance,
and on the following morning we worked out to St.
Helen's, where we were obliged to anchor.
- William Bligh

When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people,
and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
- John Hawkes

The railroad originally was as completely dissociated
from steam propulsion as was the ship.
- John Moody

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship,
or fleets under my command, into great danger,
I should have long ago been out of the Service and
never in the House of Peers.
- Horatio Nelson

The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show,
especially when they're renegotiating contracts.
- Patrick Stewart

A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs
so much to keep one in paint and powder.
- Chester W. Nimitz

One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing
that assures the prosperous voyage.
- George William Curtis

It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
- Robert Bork

Around the property I have here, I'm about to put an all weather race track.
I'm about to build stables.
I'm about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
- Davy Jones

There can be only one Captain to a ship.
- Thomas John Barnardo

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Qmail out of the box works fine, so people will want
to use it regardless of licensing restrictions,
even when the software does not ship with their system software.
- Wietse Venema

We're probably the opposite of the Osbournes.
We run a very tight ship.
- Hulk Hogan

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship
alongside that of the enemy.
- Horatio Nelson

A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a
crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire
when they'd like to shorten sail.
- Sterling Hayden

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship.
The rules of architecture never built a house.
- Thomas Reid

When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One,
which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
- Majel Barrett

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast;
for I intend to go in harm's way.
- John Paul Jones

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have
gotten off the ship in the storm.
- Charles Kettering

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional
American doctrine of freedom of the seas,
every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
- Josephus Daniels

Hence a ship is said to head the sea,
when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
- William Falconer

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

We need to learn to set our course by the stars,
not by the light of every passing ship.
- Omar N. Bradley

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting


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