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
These two pilots ignored the most basic rules and procedures ? and joked about it.
They are making the assumption that you are still recorded as a dependent on your parents' tax return, and therefore they have some right to send a letter home.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw