Like watermen, who look astern while they row the boat ahead.
Like watermen who look astern while they row the boat ahead.Plutarch, Whether 'twas rightfully said, Live concealed.
I steer my bark with Hope in the head, leaving Fear astern. My hopes, indeed, sometimes fail; but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 8 April 1816, as published in Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson (2nd edition, 1830), ed. Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Vol. 4, p. 271
Like watermen, who look astern while they row the boat ahead.Whether 't was rightfully said, Live Concealed.
Full astern!Who: Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
We'd be making sail in the dawn, with a fair breeze, singing a chanty song wid no care to it. And astern the land would be sinking low and dying out, but we'd give it no heed but a laugh, and never look behind. For the day that was, was enough, for we was free men — and I'm thinking 'tis only slaves do be giving heed to the day that's gone or the day to come — until they're old like me.Eugene O'Neill
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