It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
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.
If you're going through difficult times today, hold steady. It will change soon. If you are experiencing smooth sailing and easy times now, brace yourself. It will change soon. The only thing you can be certain of is change.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
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.
I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
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.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Art is a form of exploration, of sailing off into the unknown alone, heading for those unmarked places on the map. If children are not permitted-not taught-to be adventurers and explorers as children, what will become of the world of adventure, of stories, of literature itself?
The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.
There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.
Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear.
If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
I don't know who named them swells. There's nothing swell about them. They should have named them awfuls.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
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.
hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
One takes what the river offers, both good and bad. The joy of living by running water far outweighs the sorrow.
What is time to a water rat? What is time to the river? Only we humans obsess over days and minutes, hours and seasons.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
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