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William Ernest Henley Quotes and Sayings

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I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

Related topics: Affirmations

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud:
Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody,
but unbowed.
- William Ernest Henley

 

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

O Captain. My Captain. our fearful trip is done.
- Walt Whitman

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

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I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier,
a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
- George Santayana

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels.
He can sleep.
- Charles Baudelaire

I don't pretend to be captain weird.
I just do what I do.
- Johnny Depp

For sure I would be a very emotional captain.
A very hands-on captain.
- Payne Stewart

In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain,
a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure.
It's not as if people don't know what is going on.
- Thomas Frank

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

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

Well, my transition into being a captain was easy.
- Mark Messier

You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world,
or the foremost captain of his time,
driving a bargain or paring a potato,
just as you would do.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen
men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before,
and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o'clock.
- Meriwether Lewis

Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain's
ready room died it was always a sad moment.
- Patrick Stewart

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

But I just think as a captain, everybody's different.
- Mark Messier

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

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

One of the advantages of being a captain is being able
to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
- William Shatner

I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.
- John E. Walker

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

We stay as a team.
I might be England captain, but that doesn't mean I get treated differently.
- David Beckham

During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff,
at different times of course, on the bridge,
both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain's chair.
- Patrick Stewart

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in
the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
- Tracy Austin

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain,
that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows,
than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
- Oliver Cromwell

I was assistant in Edmonton with Wayne as captain,
and Kevin Lowe was the other assistant.
- Mark Messier

Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored.
We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now.
It's amazing.
- Robert Ballard

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain,
upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
- Karl Shapiro

I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic.
I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals,
and I was a Captain in the army at the end,
in 1945.
- Eli Wallach

I created the role of Captain Von Trapp.
- Theodore Bikel

The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss,
at the right time.
- Richie Benaud

I think people want success, you know,
and I'm the captain.
- Mats Sundin

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

Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
- William Shatner

Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
- Mark Millar

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant
role in most of the episodes,
and that was appealing.
I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
- Patrick Stewart

I was captain and should have set the example.
I would lift a minimum of weights.
Mine was natural physical strength.
I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
- Merlin Olsen

Being Captain of the Dodgers meant representing an
organization committed to winning and trying to keep it going.
We could have won every year if the breaks had gone right.
- Pee Wee Reese

Suddenly in the end when it's over, you feel a big
weight on your shoulders.
That's the role of the captain.
Unfortunately, it's sometimes like that in sport.
- Guy Forget

The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions.
- Lord Mountbatten

I was working in restaurants as a captain and as a waiter.
- Sally Schneider

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

Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books,
I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee,
who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
- Mickey Spillane

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

And it was where I learned how to play tennis and eventually
became captain of the tennis team at the school and
was on the Junior Davis Cup in New York City.
- Sanford I. Weill

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby,
to some extent, directed.
Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
- Aldous Huxley

Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain.
- Julius Erving

The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.
- Guy Lafleur

Anyway, I've never been captain in 16 years in the NHL.
But that didn't stop me being a leader in my own way.
- Guy Lafleur

I wanted to play a good guy after doing this lunatic
on The Sopranos for two years.
And then they did the sequel to Bad Boys,
where I get to play the barking captain again.
- Joe Pantoliano

Henry Fonda's son: That's how everybody identified
me until Easy Rider came along.
Good old Captain America.
- Peter Fonda

Captain is a good travelling name and so I take it.
- George Farquhar

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
- Rod Taylor

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain,
because I was not an outstanding student.
I was an adequate student.
- William Westmoreland

Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support,
save that from above, on the near approach of death
asked for a clergyman to attend him.
It was refused.
He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.
- William Hull

My father was a sea captain, so was his father,
and his father before him, and all my uncles.
My mother's people all followed the sea.
I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier,
I would have had my own ship.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

In a few days an officer came to our camp,
under a flag of truce, and informed Hamilton,
then a captain of artillery, but afterwards the aid of General Washington,
that Captain Hale had been arrested within the British
lines condemned as a spy,
and executed that morning.
- William Hull

I think the toughest part for me was when Herschelle
said that he obviously looked up to his Captain,
and he felt if his Captain could do it,
then so could he, and that to me was when it really struck home.
- Hansie Cronje

Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with,
there was one who by his appearance and carriage,
as well in the morning as this afternoon,
seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.
- William Dampier

It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship.
He sets the pace, the mood.
If the director is quiet, the set is quiet.
If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard.
- Eva Marie Saint

To-night I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department,
where I have a cinch on the captain,
a very nice fellow,
who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men.
They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me.
- Richard H. Davis

The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain:
strong,
accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous
and uncharted waters of big government republicanism.
- Mike Pence

One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of
those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company,
all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse,
and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing
but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
- Patrick Stewart

When Wayne was traded, I became captain.
For me it really wasn't anything - I didn't do anything
or I didn't feel I had to do anything different than
what I had been doing all along.
- Mark Messier

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for
all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party,
and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten.
- Meriwether Lewis


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