My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
Wind is to us what money is to life on shore.
I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.
It's remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
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.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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.
And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
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.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
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