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
Sail forth into the sea of life, O gentle, loving, trusting wife, And safe from all adversity Upon the bosom of that sea Thy comings and thy goings be! For gentleness and love and trust Prevail o'er angry wave and gust; And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If hindrances obstruct thy way, Thy magnanimity display. And let thy strength be seen: But O, if Fortune fill thy Sail With more than a propitious gale, Take half thy canvas in.william cowper
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.
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
Stately as a galleon, I Sail across the floor, Doing the MilitaryTwo-step, as in the days of yore.
When soon I Sail from here, I may again run into such a storm as the one in Kvasefjord. But this time I shall clearly understand that it is not a play in the theatre, but it is death. and it seems too that then, in the last moment before we go down, I can in in all truth be yours...karen blixen
Instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might Sail in.emily brontë
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
And soon, too soon, we part with pain,To Sail o'er silent seas again.thomas moore
Sindbad the Sailor had no quarrel with the caliph's project, though he'd never before set Sail with any motive nobler than restless greed. As he knew from hard experience, however — and will presently declare to his dinner guests, at the end of their monthlong fast — you don't reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings… serendipitously.john barth
But don't you realize, that's where I Sail.Edward ("Ted") Kennedy
Affluent enviros are all for wind farms, until one is proposed that might mar the serenity of a Sail from the crew-necked precincts near Nantucket Sound. Then it's clean energy for thee, not for me.charles krauthammer
Sindbad the Sailor had no quarrel with the caliph's project, though he'd never before set Sail with any motive nobler than restless greed. As he knew from hard experience, however and will presently declare to his dinner guests, at the end of their monthlong fast you don't reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings… serendipitously.john barth
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
I had rather chop this hand off at a blow, And with the other fling it at thy face, Than bear so low a Sail, to strike to thee.william shakespeare
When treading London's well-known ground If e'er I feel my spirits tire, I haul my Sail, look up around, In search of Whitbread's best entire.