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 nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
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 must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.
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.
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.
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.
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.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
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.