1. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
5. What if others suffer shipwreck, yet none that sail with Jesus have ever been stranded yet.
6. To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
7. I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds.
8. I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
9. The Indians on board said that thence to Cuba was a voyage in their canoes of a day and a half; these being small dug-outs without a sail. Such are their canoes. I departed thence for Cuba, for by the signs the Indians made of its greatness, and of its gold and pearls, I thought that it must be Cipango.
10. Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
11. I wanted to sail when I was in grammar school and well remember memorizing the names of the sails from the Merriam-Webster’s ponderous dictionary in the library. Now I am actually at sea – as a passenger, of course, but at sea nevertheless – and bound for Ecuador.
12. He enters the port with a full sail.
13. Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
14. Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
15. To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
16. Gliders, sail planes, they’re wonderful flying machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird.
17. Laws were changed and regulations repealed until an Enron can set sail without responsibility, supervision, or accountability.
18. 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.
19. If a prospective Presidential approach can’t be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn’t been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won’t ‘sail’ anyway. Send it back for further thought.
20. I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.
21. I had acquired the skills to sail a ship; I didn’t acquire the knowledge.
22. Our flying squirrel is in no proper sense a flyer. On the ground, he is more helpless than a chipmunk, because less agile. He can only sail or slide down a steep incline from the top of one tree to the foot of another.
23. There’s this misconception that the Navy is this cruise ship, and you get to go out and sail around, and every now and then, you have to swab the deck. But, no, it is a very impressive group of young people that live at sea, in this place that’s very uncomfortable. They exude a pride that is well-deserved.
24. My parents were drawn to the idea that there was space and opportunity in Australia. For the meagre sum of £10, you could sail your entire family out to Australia, so that’s what my father chose to do.
25. I would never talk just to be social. Now, to sit down with a bunch of engineers and talk about the latest concrete forming systems, that’s really interesting. Talking with animal behaviorists or with someone who likes to sail, that’s interesting. Information is interesting to me. But talking for the sake of talking, I find that quite boring.
26. Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
27. We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
28. Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
29. And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o’er silent seas again.
30. I’m kind of a jock. I sail, I ride a bike, I hike, I pump iron. I just love to be active.
31. If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
32. When it comes to representing the WWE, I don’t like calling myself the ‘face of WWE’ because we have so many faces and so many superstars. We are a team, we’re a roster, and we’re a locker room. It absolutely takes every man to make this ship sail.
33. You sail into the harbor, and Staten Island is on your left, and then you see the Statue of Liberty. This is what everyone in the world has dreams of when they think about New York. And I thought, ‘My God, I’m in Heaven. I’ll be dancing down Fifth Avenue like Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers.’
34. When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
35. When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.
36. I like a naturalism to my dialogue and my comedy. I would rather have a few jokes sail by that might be more subtle than have every single joke hit hard. I would rather the comedy come out of character as opposed to feeling forced. Even if you’re giving some laughs up for it.
37. Loki in ‘Thor’ is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I’d built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.
38. I’ve always wanted to sail around the world in a handmade boat, and I built a boat.
39. I promise my students that if they take the time to figure out their life purpose, they’ll look back on it as the most important thing they discovered while at school. If they don’t figure it out, they will just sail off without a rudder and get buffeted in the very rough seas of life.
40. For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
41. This is the thing: I know I’m paving the way for the next generation of girls, and they’re not going to have to do this. That’s what I hope. I’ll take the brunt work and just handle it, and then you guys can just sail right on through.
42. I developed this fantasy world. I found that that was much more fun and more interesting and exciting than real life was to me. Then, once I got the guitar going when I was a teenager, I set sail for the direction I’ve been in my whole life.
43. Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
44. Boston was a great city to grow up in, and it probably still is. We were surrounded by two very important elements: academia and the arts. I was surrounded by theater, music, dance, museums. And I learned how to sail on the Charles River. So I had a great childhood in Boston. It was wonderful.
45. I’m not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it’s on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.
46. If I have a Sunday free, I’ll go up the coast and spend some time on the beach. I scuba dive and swim and sail. A lot of the things I like are around the water.
47. When I review Xerxes’ achievements, I praise him, not for having yoked the Hellespont, but for having crossed it. But I can see that Nero will neither sail through the Isthmus nor complete his digging.
48. Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
49. If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered. She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
50. There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes ‘Raise the sail with your stronger hand’, meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
51. I grew up with a concept of cinema as a directorial thing, meaning the director is allowed to sail the ship. Not a dictatorial thing.
52. I’ve always been a very careful sailor. I know, me and being careful – doesn’t really sound right, does it? But when I sail, I take it seriously and take along spares for everything. You have to be careful when you’re 1,500 miles from land. There’s no one you can call. You’re on your own.
53. Never weather-beaten sail more willingly bent to shore.
54. I did not think that a good movie was the equivalent of a good stage play, any more than I thought an automobile ride was as exhilarating as a drive behind a spirited horse, nor a trip by steam as soul-satisfying as a voyage by sail.
55. When my father was posted to Malaysia, we’d take bacon-and-egg sandwiches in our backpacks and go hiking in the jungle or make bamboo rafts to sail down rivers.
56. I was never part of the sailing circle, but I enjoy when I’m invited to sail.
57. Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
58. Since I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to sail around the world.
59. It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
60. I cycle, I take an hour’s strenuous walk in the evening, I play tennis twice a week with a trainer, and I sail. I used to ride horses professionally – I’d ride seven or eight horses a day, so I had to be fit for that.