We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
A small leak can sink a great ship
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats
Henry Louis Mencken
For men improve with the years;And yet, and yet,Is this my dream, or the truth?
William Butler Yeats
(June 13, 1865 - January 28, 1939)
When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me
W. H. Auden