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Sails Quotes

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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

Hoist the sails of CHOICE
to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

 

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

Success soon palls.
The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails,
and the waters rustle under your bows.
- Charles Buxton

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He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
- William Golding

Wisdom sails with wind and time.
- John Florio

Happiness is brief.
It will not stay.
God batters at its sails.
- Euripides

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea,
but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
- William Osler

Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power,
but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails.
- Ian Gilmour

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
- Jimmy Dean

The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement
of the sails to the direction of the wind.
- William Falconer

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the
wind that determines which way we will go.
- Jim Rohn

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

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

I keep sailing on in this middle passage.
I am sailing into the wind and the dark.
But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
- Arthur Ashe

Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland
and North Germany to supply the want of falling water,
afford another instance of the action of velocity.
The sails are driven by air in motion -
by wind.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

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

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

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

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

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

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

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

He enters the port with a full sail.
- Virgil

Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel,
with gentle gale.
- Matthew Green

Horses and mules, and even sail cars,
made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
- John Moody

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Separately there was only wind, water,
sail, and hull, but at my hand the four had been given purpose and direction.
- Lowell Thomas

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind,
and sometimes against it.
But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

To study the phenomena of disease without books is
to sail an uncharted sea,
while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
- William Osler

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature.
A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison

I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed,
but I like the pleasure boats.
- John Dyer

Instead of sailing off into the sunset,
he hopes to sail into the next century.
- Dave Anderson

Hoist up sail while gale doth last, Tide and wind stay no man's pleasure.
- Robert Southwell

'Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal,
and not the storm of life.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.
- Thomas Campion

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under,
but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises,
and hold the rudder steadily in our hands.
I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
- Freya Stark

Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far,
and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
- Franz Grillparzer

Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
- David Hare

And soon, too soon, we part with pain,
To sail o'er silent seas again.
- Thomas Moore

The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory -
death.
- William Alexander

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty,
driven from end to end.
- Blaise Pascal

When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because
it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
- Oliver Herford

If I have a Sunday free, I'll go up the coast and spend some time on the beach.
I scuba dive and swim and sail.
A lot of the things I like are around the water.
- Parker Stevenson

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
- William Penn

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

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines.
It's the closest you can come to being a bird.
- Neil Armstrong

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

We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
- Judy Holliday

I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
- Casper Van Dien

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail.
Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
- Alexander Pope

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail,
and mankind the vessel.
- Augustus Hare

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound,
rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
- Napolean Hill

If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained
clearly enough to be understood well,
it probably hasn't been thought through well enough.
If not well understood by the American people,
it probably won't "sail" anyway.
Send it back for further thought.
- Donald Rumsfeld

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world,
to aim at doing something which shall really increase
the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind -
this is a choice which is possible for all of us;
and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
- Henry Van Dyke

If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage,
it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered.
She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
- Joshua Slocum

There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes 'Raise
the sail with your stronger hand,'
meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise
in life that you are best equipped to do.
- Soichiro Honda

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail,
who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks,
there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed
with fear and overcome with weariness.
- John Calvin

This is largely the methodology I've used throughout my career -
that is,
starting with a question as to what might be the properties
of a set of compounds that could be invented which
were unusual and unpredictable.
Many times I've felt a bit like Columbus setting sail.
- Donald Cram

For all my years in public life, I have believed that
America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all.
There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage.
We know the future will outlast all of us,
but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
- Edward Kennedy


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