It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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.
Smell the sea and feel the sky.
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.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
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.
I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
It's remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.
Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Wind is to us what money is to life on shore.
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.
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