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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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Hearings

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce - 1972
...agency. Speaking in another context, Oliver Wendell Holmes took aim at our ship of state when he said, "We must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes...but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor." Indeed we are drifting. Your committee has heeded this drift and I earnestly hope you will maintain...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 pages
...Poems of John Galsworthy, p. 1 (1934). 5 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 Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, p. 93 (1891). Josephus Daniels, ambassador...
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The Linguistics Wars

Randy Allen Harris - 1995 - 368 pages
...closer to his theoretical heart. Which brings us to the final question of the book. Whither Chomsky? To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes...but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes Two anecdotes before we get on with this section and off with this book, one...
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Implementing Differentiated Nursing Practice: Transformation by Design

JoEllen Goertz Koerner, Kathryn Linda Karpiuk - 1994 - 335 pages
...outside forces step in and do it for us. 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, SR In this chapter, the authors have described the corporate culture of Sioux...
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Fiscal Year 1996 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget: Hearing Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States - 1995 - 392 pages
...quotation from Oliver Wendell Holmes..."! 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." External changes continue to beset our medical care system. For too long now, Mr. Chairman, many in...
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Coast Guard Budget Authorization for Fiscal Year 1996: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation - 1995 - 374 pages
...our Boating Safety Program today. . . •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.* The Honorable Howard Coble February 20, 1995 page 3 Me ask the Subcommittee to send a signal to the...
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Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies - 1995
...quotation from Oliver ! Wendell Holmes..."! 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." External changes continue to beset our medical care system. For too long now. Mr. Chairman, many in...
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Fiscal Year 1996 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget: Hearing Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States - 1995 - 392 pages
...quotation from Oliver Wendell Holmes..."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." External changes continue to beset our medical...
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Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

Louise Carus Mahdi, Nancy Geyer Christopher, Michael Meade - 1996 - 452 pages
...encouragement to keep me pushing ahead: 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 — hut we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. It made me feel better sometimes to get something...
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The Supply-side Revolution: 20 Years Later : Hearing Before the ..., Volume 4

United States, United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee, David E. Johnson - 2000 - 164 pages
...world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. 'We must sail,' he said, 'sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it...but we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor.' The Joint Economic Committee's l980 unified annual report, points the Congress, the Administration,...
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