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"The Dutchman sails as its captain commands!" - Davy Jones

"when you lose your sails, row." - Karen White

"Wisdom sails with wind and time." - John Florio

"The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails." - Joshua Slocum

"My road leads me seawards To the white dipping sails." - John Masefield

"It is the weather, not work, that wears out sails." - Thomas Fleming Day

"But only a fool sails into combat with nature" - Robert Harris

"Everybody Sails alone, but we can travel side by side" - KT Tunstall

"The white sails still fly seaward, seaward flying Unbroken wings." - T S Eliot

"The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis, the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain." - Roberto Bolano

"If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable." - Seneca the Younger

"Don't let the storm take the wind out of your sails." - Deborah Jackson

"You can't change the wind but you can set your sails." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"Hoist the sails of your own spirit to catch the winds of God." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"In what rapt ether sails the world, of which the weariest will never weary?" - Herman Melville

"The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails." - Ramakrishna

"You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails." - Tony Robbins

"Yet the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle." - Ben Jonson

"When you ca' change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"You know reviewers, they are the wind in their own sails." - Barbara Kingsolver

"I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea" - Robert James Waller

"When you can't change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"... the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle." - Ben Jonson

"Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will." - Venerable Bede

"Let passion fill your sails, but let reason be your rudder." - Khalil Gibran

"Writing is a vessel...with readers the ocean and authors as its sails..." - William Petersen

"Never defend yourself; agree with your critics, it takes the wind out of their sails." - Fay Weldon

"How easy 'tis, when Destiny proves kind, With full-spread sails to run before the wind!" - John Dryden

"You can't change the wind. But you can adjust the sails to reach your destination" - Paulo Coelho

"The hope of heaven under troubles is like wind and sails to the soul." - Samuel Rutherford

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails." - Anonymous

"Never a ship sails out of the bay But carries my heart as a stowaway." - Roselle Mercier Montgomery

"How easy 'tis, when Destiny proves kind, With full-spread sails to run before the wind!" - John Dryden

"A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise." - Bill Cosby

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks." - J R R Tolkien

"He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience." - William Golding

"There is no trophy for the team that sails the most." - James Spithill

"Me howling blasts drive devious, tempest-tossed, / Sails ripped, seams opening wide, and compass lost." - William Cowper

"Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails." - Euripides

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." - Dolly Parton

"One ship sails east, another west, By the self-same winds that blow. It isn't the gales, it's the set of the sails, That determines the way we go." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Jesus built a ship to sing a song to, it sails the rivers and it sails the tide. Some of my friends don't know who they belong to, some can't get a single thing to work inside." - Gram Parsons

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

"Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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

"Lovely Arra Sails, nectar to all males, how I'd like to spear you like a whaler spears a whale!" - Darren Shan

"Nor is it wiser to weep a true occasion lost, but trim our sails, and let old bygones be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Governments are the sails, the people the wind, the country is the ship and time is the sea." - Ludwig Borne

"The Atheist complains about the wind. The Christian prays for it to change. The Satanist adjusts his sails." - Anton Szandor LaVey

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

"A man lies upon the floor, spreads his arms, and transforms himself into a ship of a thousand sails." - Rick Yancey

"Trying to have wisdom without application is like trying to catch the winds without raising the sails!" - Thomas Russell

"The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails." - Ramakrishna

"The real skill is to raise the sails and to catch the power of the wind as it passes by." - Thomas Berry

"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." - Elizabeth Edwards

"Arsenal have the wind in their sails and they need to put their foot to the floor." - Andy Townsend

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

"Red sails in the sunset, Way out on the sea, Oh carry my loved one Home safely to me." - Jimmy Kennedy

"Ah, only he who knows where he sails, knows what wind is good, and a fair wind for him." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever you are, motion and reflection are especially for you, The divine ship sails the divine sea for you." - Walt Whitman

"What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul." - Corrie Ten Boom

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

"The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind." - William Falconer

"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go." - Jim Rohn

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

"Nothing beats a private visit to Number Ten or Chequers to take the wind out of rebellious sails." - Andy Coulson

"You can choose right now to change the way you are experiencing a windstorm. Adjust your sails." - John Assaraf

"If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends." - Enoch Powell

"Set your sails now but the ocean is very rough and treacherous... if you keep going you will get there." - Jesse Taylor

"In the pale light of daybreak the gravestones looked like so many white sails of boats anchored in a busy harbor. They were sails that would never again be filled with wind, sails that, too long unused and heavily drooping, had been turned into stone just as they were. The boats' anchors had been thrust so deeply into the dark earth that they could never again be raised." - Yukio Mishima

"O'er Ocean, with a thousand masts, sails forth the stripling bold- One boat, hard rescued from the deep, draws into port the old!" - Friedrich Schiller

"Like mighty eagle soaring light. O'er antelopes on Alpine height. The anchor heaves, the ship swings free, The sails swell full. To sea, to sea!" - Thomas Lovell Beddoes

"The breeze of grace is always blowing on you. You have to open the sails and your boat will move forward." - Ramakrishna

"When I meet a wind I cannot fight , I can do naught but set my sails to let it take me where it will." - Susanna Kearsley

"Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink." - Erin Morgenstern

"We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude." - Thomas S Monson

"How violently do rumors blow the sails of popular judgments! How few there be that can discern between truth and truth-likeness, between shows and substance!" - Philip Sidney

"Self-love is always the mainspring, more or less concealed, of our actions; it is the wind which swells the sails, without which the ship could not go." - Emilie du Chatelet

"Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails." - Ian Gilmour

"Ships and sails proper for the heavenly air should be fashioned. Then there will also be people, who do not shrink from the dreary vastness of space." - Johannes Kepler

"We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again" - G. Campbell Morgan

"I am an ark in the swift flood of time, and my companions, a fellowship. Who throws in with us sails into light." - Rumi

"This is a modern fairytale. No happy endings. No wind in our sails. But I can't imagine a life without. Breathless moments." - Selena Gomez

"The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way." - Voltaire

"Yeah." He took one last look at the cityscape of Rome, turning bloodred in the sunset. "Festus, raise the sails. We've got some friends to save." - Rick Riordan

"Behold the threaden sails, Borne with the invisible and creeping wind, Draw the huge bottoms through the furrow'd sea, Breasting the lofty surge." - William Shakespeare

"O'er Ocean, with a thousand masts, sails forth the stripling bold - One boat, hard rescued from the deep, draws into port the old!" - Friedrich Schiller

"We ca' direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude." - Thomas S Monson

"Had we taken ten sails, and let the eleventh to escape, being able to get at her, I could never have called it well done." - Horatio Nelson

"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!" - Jim Moore

"Behold the threaden sails, Borne with the invisible and creeping wind, Draw the huge bottoms through the furrow'd sea, Breasting the lofty surge" - William Shakespeare

"Public opinion is the pennant on a nation's mast which shows the politician and the editor how to trim the sails." - Austin O'Malley

"Civilization sails prettily like a child's rubber balloon until it hits a sharp object; then it is likely to collapse like the balloon." - Austin O'Malley

"Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To run over better waters the little vessel of my genius now hoists her sails, as she leaves behind her a sea so cruel." - Dante Alighieri

"It seems whenever we have a little adversity, the emotions drop. We've fallen out of the race, and it kind of takes the wind out of your sails." - Wes Walz

"Like sailors, we cannot change the weather or the direction of the wind. But we change the direction of our sails." - Bob Rae

"Those who spread their sails in the right way to the winds of the earth will always find themselves born by a current towards the open seas." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"There is no comfort in adversity More sweet than Art affords. The studious mind Poising in meditation, there is fixed, And sails beyond its troubles unperceiving." - Amphis

"Into the sunset's turquoise marge The moon dips, like a pearly barge; Enchantment sails through magic seas, To fairyland Hesperides, Over the hills and away." - Madison Cawein

"We pulled for you when the wind was against us and the sails were low. Will you never let us go?" - Rudyard Kipling

"Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't go getting full of yourself becuase once you do, somebody's going to come and let the wind out of your sails" - Sharon G. Flake

"I felt like time was a great sea, and I was floating on the back of a turtle, and no sails broke the horizon." - Janet Fitch

"He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." - William Osler

"Those who spread their sails in the right way to the winds of the earth will always find themselves born by a current toward the open seas." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the wooden wall!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Into the sunset's turquoise marge The moon dips, like a pearly barge; Enchantment sails through magic seas, To fairland Hesperides, Over the hills and away." - Madison Cawein

"Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows." - Charles Buxton

"I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze." - Richard Bode

"A long poem is a test of invention which I take to be the Polar star of poetry, as fancy is the sails, and imagination the rudder." - John Keats

"As a man-of-war that sails through the sea, so this earth that sails through the air. We mortals are all on board a fast-sailing,never-sinking world-frigate, of which God was the shipwright; and she is but one craft in a Milky-Way fleet, of which God is the Lord High Admiral." - Herman Melville

"Your reason and your passion are your rudder and sails of your seafaring soul, if either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction." - Khalil Gibran

"We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind?....... We make our own destiny." - Swami Vivekananda

"I wanted to make sure that 'Up' wasn't a 3D movie about a man who sails his house to South America. It's a movie about an old man who sails his house to South America that also happens to be in 3D. So the first thing is always the story." - Pete Docter

"Think of life as a voyage. The truest liver of the truest life is like a voyager who, as he sails, is not indifferent to all the beauty of the sea around him." - Phillips Brooks

"What child has a heart to sing in this capricious clime of ours, when spring comes sailing in from the sea, with wet and heavy cloud-sails and the misty pennon of the east-wind nailed to the mast." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Thats what a ship is, you know. Its not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. Thats what a ship needs. But what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is . . . is freedom." - Johnny Depp

"Seeking support from friends and and family is like having people gathered around at your deathbed. It's nice, but when the ship sails, all they can do is stand on the dock waving goodbye." - Steven Pressfield

"I am driven out of fatherlands and motherlands. Thus I now love only my children's land, yet undiscovered, in the farthest sea; for this I bid my sails search and search." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I don't believe in angels but the moon is now dead for me. The last glass of wine is gone before the thirst I'm suffering from. The blue grass lost its way running away from your sails." - Roque Dalton

"There is nothing as relaxing as being out on the open sea, listening to the waves and the wind and the sails and voices downstairs yelling "HOW DO YOU FLUSH THESE TOILETS?"" - Dave Barry

"Fortunately the boat we rented had a motor in it You will definitely want this feature on your sailboat too, because if you put up the sails, the boat tips way over, and you could spill your beer." - Dave Barry

"Wisdom, health, life and love cannot be found in trying to control the wind, but rather in harnessing the wind in the sails of receptive engagement of the present moment." - Martin Laird

"I warn the marauder dragging plunder, chaotic, rich beyond all rights: he'll strike his sails, harried at long last, stunned when the squalls of torment break his spars to bits." - Aeschylus

"Like the wind that carries one ship east and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down according to the way that you set your sails of thought." - Napoleon Hill

"If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"With evil omens from the harbour sails The ill-fated ship that worthless Arnold bears; God of the southern winds, call up thy gales, And whistle in rude fury round his ears." - Philip Morin Freneau

"The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way. Bile makes man passionate and sick; but without bile man could not live." - Voltaire

"Forming and breaking in the sky, I fancy all shapes are there; Temple, mountain, monument, spire; Ships rigged out with sails of fire, And blown by the evening air." - J. K. Hoyt

"One ship drives East, and one drives West, By the selfsame wind that blows; It's the set of the sails, and not the gales, Which determines the way it goes." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"He was a man Versed in the world as pilot in his compass; The needle pointed ever to that interest Which was his loadstar; and he spread his sails With vantage to the gale of others' passions." - Ben Jonson

"Well, well, the world must turn upon its axis, And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails, And live and die, make love and pay our taxes, And as the veering winds shift, shift our sails." - Lord Byron

"Who shall face The blast that wakes the fury of the sea? The vast hulks Are whirled like chaff upon the waves; the sails Fly, rent like webs of gossamer; the masts Are snapped asunder." - William Cullen Bryant

"The passion for the story is the wind in your narrative sails. Begin at the heart. We must hear the heartbeat of the story. Love your characters into existence." - Patricia Lee Gauch

"The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind, but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life." - Jim Rohn

"She sent him a warm and gentle wind, and Lord Odysseus was happy as he set his sails to catch the breeze. He sat beside the steering oar and used his skill to steer the raft." - Homer

"I heave the basketball; I know it sails in a parabola, exhibiting perfect symmetry, which is interrupted by the basket. It's funny, but it is always interrupted by the basket." - Michael Jordan

"We must reset our sails to take advantage of these changing winds and prosper as a business and individual. You can make the most of this downturn and position yourself for the next boom that's going to follow." - Harry S. Dent

"Nature will not be conquered, but gives herself freely to her true lover - to him who revels with her, bathes in her seas, sails her rivers, camps in her woods, and with no mercenary ends, accepts all." - John Burroughs

"The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor." - Samuel Rutherford

"Descendants of pigeons once fed by Keats, Byron, George Sand, Chopin and many other famous lovers are still being fed, and the sudden sound when they all rise together, frightened away, is like the sound of giant sails flapping." - Anais Nin

"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

"A monarchy is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in the water." - Fisher Ames

"Those who can take that crabbed tree handsomely upon their back, and fasten it on cannily, shall find it such a burden as wings unto a bird, or sails to a ship." - Samuel Rutherford

"One of the things that's complicated about writing anything is that it's an act of narcissism, and then of course once it sails out into the world, you have to let go of it." - Bill Ayers

"The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea." - Henry David Thoreau

"True prayer is the trading of the heart with God, and the heart never comes into spiritual commerce with the ports of heaven until God the Holy Ghost puts wind into the sails and speeds the ship into its haven." - Charles Spurgeon

"The legislator is like the navigator of a ship on the high seas. He can steer the vessel on which he sails, but he cannot alter its construction, raise the wind, or stop the waves from swelling beneath his feet." - Alexis De Tocqueville



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