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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 "breakfast-table" Series: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table, The ... - Page 51
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1882 - 294 pages
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The autocrat of the breakfast-table (by O.W. Holmes).

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858
...LIVES, so LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OH SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,...sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind that is really moving...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 51

American periodicals - 1858
...so LONG AS HE ACTS ais NATDRE, OR SOUE WAY MAEES GOOD THE FACCLTIES OF HIMSELF.' ' I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,...sometimes against it; but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind that is really moving...
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The Autocrat of the breakfast table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American wit and humor - 1858 - 373 pages
...MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great thing in this world is not so much where wo stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach...sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind that is really moving...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 51

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, John Holmes Agnew, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis - Periodicals - 1858
...LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY MAKES 0001) THE PACr.LTIKS OF HIMSELF.' ' 1 tind the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,...moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometime« with the wind, and sometimes «gainst it; but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor....
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 326 pages
...LIVES, 80 LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY 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 'ing. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail itiiues with the wind and sometimes against it,—...
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The new handbook of illustration; or, Treasury of themes, meditations [&c ...

E S. P - 1874
...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...sometimes against it— but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." Emblems. — " The ncorn," observes Nichol, " does not become an oak in a day;...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1875 - 373 pages
...LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great tiling in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in...sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind that is really moving...
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CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK, GEORGE L. DUYCKINCK - 1881
...LIVES, so LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great A O t } ] ? nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind that is really movingonward,...
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Holmes Leaflets: Poems and Prose Passages from the Works of Oliver Wendell ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Readers - 1881 - 107 pages
...LIVES, so LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,...sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. I always believed in life rather than in books. I suppose every day of earth, with...
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American essays - 1883 - 343 pages
...SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF.''' I find the great thing in this world is not so mucf) where we stand, as in what direction we are moving:...sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. There is one very sad thing in old friendships, to every mind which is really moving...
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