Thought is the wind, knowledge the Sail, and mankind the vessel.Augustus William Hare
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
A rotten carcass of a boat, not rigged, Nor tackle, Sail, nor mast; the very rats Instinctively have quit it.william shakespeare
I trust my readers will join me in grandly ignoring the complaints of sour-faced and grumpish scholars that "no such person" ever existed and that his Boke of Voiages and Travailes is a hoax and a forgery. What do they know, the old frumps, who have never dared emerge from their dusty libraries to tread the heaving quarterdeck and raise Sail for Golden Ind, and Far Cathay, and the Islands of Prester John?john mandeville
In the nineteenth century some parts of the world were unexplored, but there was almost no restriction on travel.:; Up to 1914 you did not need a passport for any country except Russia.:; The European emigrant, if he could scrape together a few pounds for the passage, simply set Sail for America or Australia, and when he got there no questions were asked.:; In the eighteenth century it had been quite normal and safe to travel in a country with which your own country was at war.george orwell
Give a man a horse he can ride, Give a man a boat he can Sail; And his rank and wealth, his strength and health, On sea nor shore shall fail.james thomson
Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare Sail, And give her to the God of storms, The lightning and the gale.
I trust my readers will join me in grandly ignoring the complaints of sour-faced and grumpish scholars that "no such person" ever existed and that his Boke of Voiages and Travailes is a hoax and a forgery. What do they know, the old frumps, who have never dared emerge from their dusty libraries to tread the heaving quarterdeck and raise Sail for Golden Ind, and Far Cathay , and the Islands of Prester John?
And over the pond are sailing Two swans all white as snow; Sweet voices mysteriously wailing Pierce through me as onward they go. They Sail along, and a ringing Sweet melody rises on high; And when the swans begin singing, They presently must die.Heinrich Heine
Thou, too, Sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bear you these letters tightly; Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.
O the Harbour of Fowey Is a beautiful spot, And it's there I enjowey To Sail in a yot; Or to race in a yacht Round a mark or a buoy Such a beautiful spacht Is the Harbour of Fuoy!
Should I be surprised that dangers which have always surrounded me should at last attack me? A great part of mankind, when about to Sail, do not think of a storm. I shall never be ashamed of a reporter of bad news in a good cause.seneca the younger
As ships becalmed at eve, that lay With canvas drooping, side by side, Two towers of Sail, at dawn of day Are scarce, long leagues apart, descried.arthur hugh clough
One day that same year, I told my dad that someday, I would Sail around the world alone.abby sunderland
I wanted to break the record, of course, and become the youngest person to Sail around the world solo and unassisted.abby sunderland
Learn of the little nautilus to Sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.Alexander Pope
Darius was clearly of the opinion That the air is also man’s dominion, And that, with paddle or fin or pinion, We soon or late Shall navigate The azure, as now we Sail the sea.john townsend trowbridge
O proudly name their names who bravely Sail| To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas!helen hunt jackson
There is no paradise more wondrous for any soul than to be exposed to God’s Manifestation in His Day, to hear His verses and believe in them, to attain His presence, which is naught but the presence of God, to Sail upon the sea of the heavenly kingdom of His good-pleasure, and to partake of the choice fruits of the paradise of His divine Oneness.
I find that 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.