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.
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.
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
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 can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
If you can not arrive in daylight, then stand off well clear, and wait until dawn. After all, that's one of the things God made boats for- to wait in.
Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.
Spirits rise as the sails fill...
Gone is the sea's glassy surface, and with it the terrible glare.
Close the hatches and ports!
We're sailing again!
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
One cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
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.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by.
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.
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