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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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Examination Questions in English, German, French [and] Spanish: 1901-1905

College Entrance Examination Board - 1905 - 97 pages
...Torquato Tasso. 6 Translate into German: I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving : To reach...one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind which is really moving onward. It is this: that one can not help using his early friends as the seaman...
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A Manual of American Literature

James Brady Smiley - 1905 - 336 pages
...lie is the handle which fits them all. " I find the great thing in the 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. " Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, and gives the key...
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Mayne's Sight Speller: Adapted for Graded Schools from Fourth Grade Through ...

Dexter Dwight Mayne - 1905 - 191 pages
...it will be round and full at evening." "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." "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy \o1w-vaulted past!...
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The School Bulletin and New York State Educational Journal, Volumes 31-32

1905
...keep striving we shall lose ground. 2. I find the great4 thing in this world is', not so much where we stand', as in what direction' we are mo'ving. To reach...sometimes against' it, — but we must sail', and not drift4 or lie at anchor'. 3. Great, stand, moving, with, against, sail, drift, anchor, have the downward...
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Educational Foundations: A Text Book for the Professional Teacher, Volume 16

1905
...the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. 6 To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. 1 Express in your own language the thought of the above selections. 2 Copy the selections and mark...
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Mayne's Sight Speller: Adapted for Graded Schools from Fourth Grade Through ...

Dexter Dwight Mayne - 1905 - 191 pages
...it will be round and full at evening." "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: to reach...sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,—but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor." "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,...
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Mayne's Sight Speller: Adapted for Graded Schools from Fourth Grade Through ...

Dexter Dwight Mayne - 1905 - 191 pages
...it will be round and full at evening" "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: to reach...sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,—but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor" "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,...
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Studies in American and British Literature

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - 1905 - 557 pages
...Resurrection."—The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach...sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,—but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."—The Autoerat. and it will be round and...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - 1906 - 752 pages
...HAKES 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...the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the windao 74G HOLMES. and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor....
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Gillette's Industrial Solution: World Corporation; an Account of the ...

Melvin Linwood Severy - 1908 - 598 pages
...choose to pay for it. Jalin Ruskin. 1 find the greatest 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. The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible...
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