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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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School Education, Volume 19

1900
...$12,000,000." New York School Journal 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. A certain American tourist visited the studio of Meissonier, the greatest genre painter...
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Primary Education, Volume 11

1903
...attention. PRIMARY EDUCATION Sept., 1903 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 Playing Store NELLIE E. DAILEY, Ludlow, Vt. THIRTY pairs of hands reluctantly...
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American Education, Volume 8

1904
...to keep working toward the right. 2 I find the great thing in this world is, 'not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving/ To reach...we must sail, 'and not drift, 'nor lie at anchor.' 3 Incompleteness of thought is marked by the rising inflection. Completeness of thought and momentary...
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Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters' Journal: Official Organ of the ..., Volume 19

1914
...all his dealings with his fellowmen. I find the greatest 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 muit sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but we must sail and not drift nor lie...
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Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

1991
...that Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote: "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. To reach...sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, and not lie at anchor." With America 2000 we are not standing at anchor. We've shoved off and set sail....
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The Foreign Policy Aspects of the Kennedy Round: Hearings, Eighty ..., Parts 1-2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy - 1966
...is not so much where we stand, As in what direction we are moving * * * We must sail sometimes wTith the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." Yet at a time when the future course of the ship of state in the long stormy voyage toward freedom...
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The Foreign Policy Aspects of the Kennedy Round: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy - 1966
...the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, As in what direction we are moving * * * We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes...But we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." The Administration is, of course, aware of the considerable extent to which these negotiations will...
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Regional Export Expansion: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, First ..., Part 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business - 1967
...find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand As in what direction we are moving, We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes...But we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." "It is clear that we stand at a critical point in our nation's history. Decisions taken iu the weeks...
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The Report of the President to the Congress on Marine Resources and ...

United States. President - 1967
...surface. These measures will contribute to the development of the Coastal Zone discussed in Chapter IV. "We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Chapter XV NATIONAL POLICY PLANNING AND COORDINATION From the foregoing discussion...
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Foreign Direct Investment Controls: Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, First ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy - 1969 - 331 pages
...great thing In this world is not so much where we stand, As in what direction we are moving. . . . We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes...But we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Mr. Steinberg, do you think we are either at anchor or drifting? Mr. STEINBERG. I would rather call...
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