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
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
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
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
Where great whales come sailing by, Sail and Sail, with unshut eye, Round the world for ever and aye.Matthew Arnold
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Every object is beautiful in motion; a ship under Sail, trees gently agitated with the wind, and a fine woman dancing, are three instances in point. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.Abigail Adams
To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. It is as if a ship captain should Sail to India from the Port of London; and having brought a chart of the Thames on deck at his first setting out, should obstinately use no other for the whole voyage.Robert Louis Stevenson
White Sail upon the ocean verge,Just crimsoned by the setting sun,Thou hast thy port beyond the surge,Thy happy homeward course to runAnd winged hope, with heart of fire,To gain the bliss of thy desire.william winter
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
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.
I wanted to break the record, of course, and become the youngest person to Sail around the world solo and unassisted.abby sunderland
After the week of stormy weather, she set Sail under sunny skies, on a glassy sea with a big swell running.abby sunderland
Down where yon anch'ring vessel spreads the Sail, That, idly waiting, flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore and darken all the strand.Oliver Goldsmith
A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a Sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head and there is London Town.lord byron
O proudly name their names who bravely Sail| To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas!helen hunt jackson
Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the Sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.
Let the winds blow! a fiercer gale Is wild within me! what may quell That sullen tempest? I must Sail Whither, O whither, who can tell!