Some quotes about sailing
|If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
|It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
George William Curtis
|He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Henry David Thoreau
|My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
|A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
Grace Murray Hopper
|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.
|The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.
|There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.
|Nothing comes sailing by itself.
Alexander Dale Oen
|I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
|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.
John F. Kennedy
|To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
|You can’t believe how bleeding scary the sea is! There’s, like, whales and storms and shit! They don’t bloody tell you that!
|‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
|Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
|hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…
|A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.
|Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
|To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
|We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
|Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
Thomas Babington Macaulay