When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Practical Sailing And Wind quotations
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Smell the sea and feel the sky.
I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.
When the winds of life don't hit your sails, you grab the oars of life and you start pushing.
Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind.
I keep sailing on in this middle passage.
I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it.
But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.
I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops Sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars And reach for the heavens and hope for the future And all that we can be and not what we are.
I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.
I am in love with this world . . . I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.
We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
The questions that used to bother me at times, do not weigh anything before the immensity of a wake so close to the sky and filled with the wind of the sea
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Grief is like the wind. When it's blowing hard, you adjust your sails and run before it. If it blows too hard, you stay in the harbor, close the hatches and don't take calls. When it's gentle, you go sailing, have a picnic, take a swim.
The pessimist complains about the wind;The optimist expects it to change;And the realist adjusts the sails.
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail
One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow.
It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.
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.
Mastery is the rudder, Mystery is the sail and Magic the wind to move you in your chosen direction.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I had been feeling a little rum. I didn't think it was anything serious because years ago I felt a lump and it was benign. I assumed this would be too. It kind of takes the wind out of your sails, and I don't know what the future holds, if anything.
I'm saying your name in the grocery store, I'm saying your name on the bridge at dawn. Your name like an animal covered with frost, your name like a music that's been transposed, a suit of fur, a coat of mud, a kick in the pants, a lungful of glass, the sails in wind and the slap of waves on the hull.
If you learn to set a good sail, the wind that blows will always take you to the dreams you want, the income you want, and the treasures of mind, purse, and soul you want.
It's remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.
Don't go getting full of yourself becuase once you do, somebody's going to come and let the wind out of your sails
The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change. Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind, but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.
One ship drives east and another drives west With the selfsame winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails And not the gales Which tells us the way to go. Like the winds of the seas are the ways of fate, As we voyage along through the life: Tis the set of a soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife.
Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
Weirdly, I was still trying to be the older brother, and trying to get him [Tom Berninger] to try to be more like me a little bit. Or not be more like me but... I was frustrated that he sometimes let things stop him in his life, and he let the wind get knocked out of his sails a few times.
Like the wind that carries one ship east and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down according to the way that you set your sails of thought.
My job is to steel the backbone of people on the frontlines of social justice struggles, and to put wind in sails of those struggles. And people who are fighting on a, on a daily basis, at a grass roots level.
The wind of divine grace is always blowing.
You just need to spread your sail. Whenever you do anything, do it with your whole heart concentrated on it. Think day and night, I am of the essence of that Supreme Being-Consciousness-Bliss. What fear and anxiety have I?
Marketing today is much more like sailing than driving.
Your boat is the brand. If you point your boat in the right direction, follow the winds/currents, and steer, you will get the boat to go where you want it. Marketers should become the wind, but accept that they’re at the mercy of the currents and weather
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.