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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 - Page 99
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 pages
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Sunshine for Shut-ins

Minnie E. Kenney Paull - 1895 - 207 pages
...the keenest of joy. — ANON. * 3une 23. 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 sometimes sail with the wind, and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift nor lie...
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The Unitarian, Volume 12

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - 1897
...through us. — Rev. Phillips Brooks, 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. — Olirer Wendell Holmes. QUESTIONS ON THE WAY OF LIFE. The series of "Questions" beginning in this...
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Lights to Literature: Revised. Book Four

1900 - 411 pages
...and hopeful than to be forty years old. 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. — Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE EARLY LIFE OF LINCOLN. ' ISAAC N. ARNOLD. On the 12th of February, 1809,...
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Studies in Old Testament Characters

Wilbert Webster White - 1900 - 215 pages
...§ 165. THE COVENANT AND ITS APPROVERS "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." — Oliver Wendell Holmes. "That Ezra remained at Jerusalem during the dozen or more years after he...
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Methods in Reading Including Exercises for Practice for Use in Teachers ...

Willard Daniel Johnson - 1901
...the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. b To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. — Holmes 1. Express in your own language the thought of the above selections. 2. Copy the selections...
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Small Helps for To-day

Imogen Clark - 1902 - 366 pages
...sleep to doom, — to doom. JOHN STERLING. 'T'HE 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. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. NO wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port. MONTAIGNE Teach...
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Composition and Rhetoric Based on Literary Models

Rose Mary, Kavana, Arthur Beatty - 1902 - 423 pages
...passengers, and sit at most ease in his state cabin ! — JOHN RUSKIN, The Crown of Wild Olive. III. V There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to : every mind that is really moving cnward. It is this : 1 that one cannot help using his early friends as the sea.'' man uses a log, to...
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Studies in Pedagogy: Rev. and Enl

George Wallace Neet - 1903 - 249 pages
...a "fossil" sooner than he is aware. The educational world demands thoughtful, progressive teachers. "To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift nor lie at anchor. " Daily Preparation. — No teacher can succeed well without the habit of preparing his lessons for...
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The Value of Cheerfulness

Mary Minerva Barrows - 1904 - 194 pages
...temper, you are not unhappy. Jtnon, & J& & 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. Holmes: " Jtutocrat of the BreakfastiTable," Groweth the morning from gray to gold; Up, my heart, and...
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Annual Report, Volume 28, Parts 1903-1911

New York State Reformatory (Elmira, N.Y.) - 1904
...do, did, done. β. Write from memory: "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach...of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometí mes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." —THE AUTOCKAT OF...
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