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" 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. "
The Autocrat of the breakfast table - Σελίδα 107
των Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 σελίδες
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...this world," confesses Holmes, " is not so much where we stand as what direction we are moving in. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." Emblems. — " The ncorn," observes Nichol, " does not become an oak in a day; the ripened scholar...

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...makes good the faculties of himself." I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a...

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