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"Don't want to slump over the oars." - James Genn

"The oars game me power but also taught me humility." - Barry S. Strauss

"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." - Proverbs

"Everyone must row with the oars he has." - Proverbs

"Let go of the oars... Everything you want is downstream." - Esther Hicks

"Without fear and disease, my life would be like a boat without oars." - Edvard Munch

"Never rest on your oars as a boss. If you do, the whole company starts sinking." - Lee Iacocca

"And all the way, to guide their chime, With falling oars they kept their time." - Andrew Marvell

"Low stir of leaves and dip of oars And lapsing waves on quiet shores." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time." - Thomas Moore

"And all the way, to guide their chime, With falling oars they kept the time." - Andrew Marvell

"Low stir of leaves and dip of oars And lapsing waves on quiet shores." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars." - Robert Breault

"Mankind owns four things that are no good at sea: rudder, anchor, oars and the fear of going down." - Antonio Machado

"When the winds of life don't hit your sails, you grab the oars of life and you start pushing." - Greg Plitt

"By arts, sails, and oars, ships are rapidly moved; arts move the light chariot, and establish love." - Ovid

"When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars." - Robert Brault

"Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ." - Charles Spurgeon

"The world is like a vast sea: mankind like a vessel sailing on its tempestuous bosom. ... [T]he sciences serve us for oars." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars." - Richard Halliburton

"The pleasant'st angling is to see the fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream And greedily devour the treacherous bait." - William Shakespeare

"The pleasant'st angling is to see the fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream And greedily devour the treacherous bait." - William Shakespeare

"The pleasantest angling is to see the fish cut with her golden oars the silver stream, and greedily devour the treacherous bait." - William Shakespeare

"Flotsam floats when all is sunk. Jetsam thrown isn't just junk. Coughs and colds and bright red sores Waiting for us, so bend yer oars!" - Garth Nix

"But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost." - William Cowper

"You don't paddle against the current, you paddle with it. And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars." - Kris Kristofferson

"Most people are rowing against the current of life. Instead of turning the boat around, all they need to do is let go of the oars." - Esther Hicks

"But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of Heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost." - William Cowper

"Everything that we want is downstream... And you don't have even have to turn the boat and paddle downstream, just let go of the oars, the current will carry you." - Esther Hicks

"One doctor, singly like the sculler plies, The patient struggles, and by inches dies; But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Waft him right swiftly to the Stygian shores." - Samuel Garth

"A single doctor likes a sculler plies, And all his art and all his physic tries; But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Conduct you soonest to the Stygian shores." - Rev. John Booth

"All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence Our wanderings to guide." - Lewis Carroll

"I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current." - Dwight L Moody

"By arts, sails, and oars, ships are rapidly moved; arts move the light chariot, and establish love. [Lat., Arte citae veloque rates remoque moventur; Arte levis currus, arte regendus Amor.]" - Ovid

"To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboat comes slowly out and then goes back is truly worth all the years of sorrow that are to come." - Jack Gilbert

"We cannot be satisfied with things as they are. We cannot be satisfied to drift, to rest on our oars, to glide over a sea whose depths are shaken by subterranean upheavals." - John F Kennedy

"The ship's boards were still sticky with new resin. We leaned over the railing to wave our last farewell, the sun-warm wood pressed against our bellies. The sailors heaved up the anchor, square and chalky with barnacles, and loosened the sails. Then they took their seats at the oars that fringed the boat like eyelashes, waiting for the count. The drums began to beat, and the oars lifted and fell, taking us to Troy." - Madeline Miller

"Karen rowed for what the venerable American shell builder George Pocock called `the symphony of motion.' As dawn breaks over the river, the shell is lifted from its rack out into the morning. On another rack the oars hang ready to be greased and slipped into the locks. Then, awakened to the river and the feel of the oars, the oarsmen blend in fulfillment of the shell. The symphony is not of competition. It is the synchronous motion over water, the harmonic flexing of wood and muscle, where each piece of equipment and every oarsman is both essential to, and the limit of motion itself." - Stefan Kieszling

"There was, it is said, a criminal in Italy who was suffered to make his choice between Guicciardini and the galleys. He chose the history. But the war of Pisa was too much for him; he changed his mind, and went to the oars." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"As Einstein himself pointed out. He said we're like people in a boat without oars drifting along a winding river. Around us we see only the present. We can't see the past, back in the bends and curves behind us. But it's there." - Jack Finney

"I started rowing in December 1995. The place was Association Nautique Faontainbleau in France. A friend of mine from middle school told me that I should join him 3 times a week for rowing because my hands were so big that I would'nt require oars to row." - Xeno Muller

"So to the lyre of Orpheus they struck with their oars, The furious water of the sea, and the surge broke into waves. Here and there the dark brine gushed with foam, Roaring terribly through the strength of the mighty men." - Barry S. Strauss

"Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time, Soon as the woods on shore dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn; Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past." - Thomas Moore

"As Einstein himself pointed out. He said we"re like people in a boat without oars drifting along a winding river. Around us we see only the present. We ca' see the past, back in the bends and curves behind us. But it's there." - Jack Finney

"The masses do not see the Sirens. They do not hear songs in the air. Blind, deaf, stooping, they pull at their oars in the hold of the earth. But the more select, the captains, harken to a Siren within them...and royally squander their lives with her." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn't prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I had no need of sails to drive me, nor oars nor wheels to push me, nor rails to give me a faster road. Air is what I wanted, that was all. Air surrounds me as water surrounds the submarine boat, and in it my propellers act like the screws of a steamer. That is how I solved the problem of aviation. That is what a balloon will never do, nor will any machine that is lighter than air." - Jules Verne

"When you are rowing well and hard, the rhythm of the stroke takes over. It drives your days and restores your nights. It imparts cadence and direction. You feel like you and the boats are one, you feel that no obstacle will put up any more resistance than the water does to your oars, you feel that hard work and grit and mental toughness will always win it for you in the end." - Barry S. Strauss

"Mary bring out your umbrella - The sun shines down on this fine, fine day But the ashes raining down forever Are going to turn your hair to gray. Mary keep your oars a-steady Sail away on the rising flood Keep your candle at the ready Red tides can't be told from blood. - "Miss Mary" (a common child's clapping game, dating from the time of the blitz), from Pattycake and Beyond: A History of Play" - Lauren Oliver

"From the sun did I learn this, when it goeth down, the exuberant one: gold doth it then pour into the sea, out of inexhaustible riches, -So that the poorest fisherman roweth even with golden oars! For this did I once see, and did not tire of weeping in beholding it. - Like the sun will also Zarathustra go down: now sitteth he here and waiteth, old broken tables around him, and also new tables half-written." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We should pay as much reverence to youth as we should to age; there are points in which you young folks are altogether our superiors: and I can't help constantly crying out to persons of my own years, when busied about their young people-leave them alone; don't be always meddling with their affairs, which they can manage for themselves; don't be always insisting upon managing their boats, and putting your oars in the water with theirs." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Certain anthropologists hold that man, having discovered tools, ceased to evolve biologically. Animals, never having discovered them, continue to fashion drills out of their beaks, oars out of their hind feet, wings out of their forefeet, suits of armor out of their hides, levers out of their horns, saws out of their teeth. Whether this be true or not, all authorities agree that man is the tool-using animal. It sets him off from the rest of the animal kingdom as drastically as does speech." - Stuart Chase

"Sometimes it is really hard to sit in the single and go for a row. I think this is really normal. I, like probably a lot of people, burn out every once in a while. What I have learned from my own experience is that there are two reasons for it to happen. It is that I am either physically tired or mentally tired. If either of these are the case, the wisest decision is to blow off practice. Blowing off practice is healthy. I didn't understand that until I was so burnt out that I wanted to make scrap material out of my single and my oars." - Xeno Muller

"The feel of a good row stays with you hours afterward. Your muscles glow, your mind wanders from the papers on you desk and goes back, again and again, to that terrific power piece at the end of the workout when it felt as if you and the boat were flying, as if you legs were two cannons and your arms were two oars and the great lateral muscles of your back were pterodactyl wings and the brim of your baseball cap was a harpoon." - Barry S. Strauss

"A person cannot coast along in old destructive habits year after year and accept whatever comes along. A person must stand up on her own two legs and walk. Get off the bus and go get on another. Climb out of the ditch and cross the road. Find the road that s where you want to go. ... The only sermon that counts is the one that is formed by our actions. She would quit drinking and thereby show Kyle life is what you make it. A person can grab hold of her life and change things for the better. This happens all the time. We are not chips of wood drifting down the stream of time. We have oars." - Garrison Keillor



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