Great Sailing Quotes - Sail in Adversity - Set Not Your Anchor But Your Sail and Know the Sea Can Set You FREE

The sea has always been a source of great comfort and wisdom for me. While I didn't have direct access, we did have a painting in our family room. To me the sea was everything - life itself, life's comfort and it also represented the many challenges of the sea. In my home today after several homes across Illinois and Wisconsin, one theme has remained and that is my love for the sea. From sale boats to anchors to several paintings of sailboats, the love of the water fascinates me. While the visual impact of the water is immense both in person and on canvas, the lasting quotes of the challenges of the sea take with me. Journey with me across the many oceans and seas and enjoy many motivational quotes about life's challenges and the many successes of life about harbors, oceans and sailing the sea of the world and great waters.

How to Live Your Life by Albert Einstein

Great Quote with a Sailboat - Live - There are only two ways to live - one as is nothing is a miracle and the other is that everything is a miracle - by Albert Einstein
Great Quote with a Sailboat - Live - There are only two ways to live - one as is nothing is a miracle and the other is that everything is a miracle - by Albert Einstein

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It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
Jim Rohn

One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Set Your Sails

These two quotes at the right sums up life for me. We are all faces with difficult winds, difficult challenges. It is how we set our sails to accommodate these challenges that determines our destination. Successful people know it is both determination and stamina and attitude that makes the job well done.

When hiring my staff I always looked for the long term potential with both skill and attitude. If skill was lacking, I knew it could be learned. An attitude of determination and a positive outlook is the personal attribute that sets that person apart from other candidates.

Set your sails, set your sights high, know the limited are boundless and learn how to navigate the many smooth and rough waters of life and success will be yours.


Nautical Rooms

Nautical Laundry Room with Blue Stripes and Sailboats
Nautical Laundry Room with Blue Stripes and Sailboats | Source
Nautical Themed Bathroom with Navy Blue Walls and White Wainscoating
Nautical Themed Bathroom with Navy Blue Walls and White Wainscoating
Nautical Bathroom with Cleats for Drawer Pulls
Nautical Bathroom with Cleats for Drawer Pulls

Fine Art Sailing Drawings

Antique Sail Boat Drawing
Antique Sail Boat Drawing | Source
Antique Sail Boat Drawing
Antique Sail Boat Drawing | Source

Purpose and Direction Are Genius Not Just Movement - Great Quotes

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.
Warren Buffett

Nautical Rooms and Décor Items That Inspire Sailing

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Nautical BedroomNautical StaircaseNautical TilesBlue CrabNautical BedroomNautical BedroomNautical Living RoomNautical Living RoomWooden Boat BarCompass Painted Ceiling
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Staircase
Nautical Staircase
Nautical Tiles
Nautical Tiles
Blue Crab
Blue Crab
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Bedroom
Nautical Living Room
Nautical Living Room
Nautical Living Room
Nautical Living Room
Wooden Boat Bar
Wooden Boat Bar
Compass Painted Ceiling
Compass Painted Ceiling

Nautical In My Heart - In My Soul - In My Décor

You are what you surround yourself with - we create beauty from within ourselves. Yet, often we are captains of more than just our inner beauty, our décor and ultimately our destiny.

While the nautical décor may not intrigue you - it has always fascinated me. I have never sat in awe of cars or houses or other shiny objects - but the sea.

Oh, the sea, the water has forever captured my heart.

Why? The sea showcases the magnitude of the world. The sea showcases the mystery of the deep blue.

I find the mystery comforting and the magnitude reassuring that life is not small and I am not a speck. All things in the sea belong as I belong to land.

Oh, but my heart is gladdened with the sea.

Oh, buy my soul is awakened with the sea.

For you see, the sea knows me better than me.

The sea guides me.

The sea reminds me of the safety of shore.

The sea reminds me of my boundless joy.

The glistening reflections look to me to be simple smiles shining directly from the deep blue.

The sea is pure beauty, no mankind mess of wires and tires and endless pavement.

The sea is pure beauty with life and living.

The sea is to me the perfection of life that we can have here.

An Elite Nautical Retreat

Teak Floor Mimic MaritimeElite Family Room Billiard Room with Nautical Floor and Extensive Wood Flooring
Teak Floor Mimic MaritimeElite Family Room Billiard Room with Nautical Floor and Extensive Wood Flooring | Source

Elite Nautical Rooms

Nautical bathroom with walls made of wood boat flooring and an Oval Port Hole
Nautical bathroom with walls made of wood boat flooring and an Oval Port Hole
Blue and White Nautical Nook with Built In Seating Area
Blue and White Nautical Nook with Built In Seating Area
Nautical Bedroom with twin beds that include storage drawers in white
Nautical Bedroom with twin beds that include storage drawers in white

Famous Poems about the Sea and Trade Winds

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

"THE tide rises, the tide falls,

The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;

Along the sea-sands damp and brown

The traveller hastens toward the town

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Darkness settles on the roofs and walls

But the sea, the sea in darkness calls;

The little waves, with their soft, white hands,

Efface the footprints in the sands

And the tide rises, the tide falls.

The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls

Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;

The day returns, but nevermore.

Returns the traveller to the shore,

And the tide rises, the tide falls.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"

Trade Winds

"IN the harbor, in the island, in the Spanish Seas,Are the tiny white houses and the orange trees,

And day-long, night-long, the cool and pleasant breeze

Of the steady Trade Winds blowing."

There is the red wine, the nutty Spanish ale,

The shuffle of the dancers, the old salt's tale,

The squeaking fiddle, and the soughing in the sail

Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.

And o' nights there's fire-flies and the yellow moon,

And in the ghostly palm-trees the sleepy tune

Of the quiet voice calling me, the long low croon

Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.John Masefield

Eight Famous Harbors of the World

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A markerLos Angeles Harbor, California, USA -
Harbor, Los Angeles, CA 90731, USA
[get directions]

B markerHong Kong Harbor -
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
[get directions]

C markerBoston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, USA -
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
[get directions]

D markerSydney Harbor, Australia -
Shark Island, Sydney Harbour NSW 2000, Australia
[get directions]

E markerMumbai Harbor India -
Central Harbor Line, Mumbai, Maharashtra
[get directions]

F markerMakung Harbor, Taiwan -
Makung Harbor, Taiwan
[get directions]

G markerMichican City Harbor, Michigan City, Indiana, USA -
Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA
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Harbors and Ports - More Words of Inspiration

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Arnold J. Toynbee


If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Alexander Pope


To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes


To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
Franklin D. Roosevelt



Nautical Golden Retrievers and More Sailboats

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Masterpiecedogs Golden Retrievers and Sail Boats
Masterpiecedogs Golden Retrievers and Sail Boats
Masterpiecedogs Golden Retrievers and Sail Boats | Source

Sail in High Winds - Famous Quote

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Aristotle Onassis

When Defeat Comes - Set Sail Once More - Great Quote

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

Nautical Sailboat Shutter Cut Outs by Shuttercraft
Nautical Sailboat Shutter Cut Outs by Shuttercraft

Reflecting Upon the Waters of the Deep Blue Sea

Reflecting Upon the Waters Wise Quote
Reflecting Upon the Waters Wise Quote | Source

Trade Winds

Business cycles are denoted by both the economy and the business operations. Ice cream stores are hit by rough waters of both the economy and colder weather. Retailers profits and sales depend upon the disposable income and the perceived disposable income and the seasons. Christmas is a season but as I learned back to school is also a season for the retailer. Understanding the ebb and flow of the waters and of business and of life makes one wiser and choices and decisions easier.

Success is at hand for those who know how to best set their sail.

Great Quotes - Our Soul Set Free


Life's challenges often feel like shackles that hold us down. Yet if we step back and we look a the sailboat being toss on the rough seas, we know these rough waters affect all of us and yet the wide expanse of the oceans is our playground for us to try to try again and to manage the winds and the waves.

The immensity of the oceans always have a harbor for our protection. Look at the world from above and see the waters are wide open and yet there are little crevices of safety for times of trauma. Learn the sea and you will see your life in a new light. The harbors are within in you. Success is yours if you set your sails appropriately and remember your safe harbors in time of need. Don't stay too long my friends in harbor, take up your anchor and set sail for the open waters. Seek ye the challenges of life and success will be with you.

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes (American Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard, 1809-1894)

Fantastic Source for Motivational Jewelry and Posters - Etsy

silver and blue necklace pendant with Mark Twain motivational quote - sail away from the harbor
silver and blue necklace pendant with Mark Twain motivational quote - sail away from the harbor | Source
blue and white canvas poster with sailboat detailing to dream and explore
blue and white canvas poster with sailboat detailing to dream and explore

Fantastic Source for Motivational Posters - Zazzle

beautiful and serene water scene with boat hull pointing toward the horizon with Mark Twain motivational quote
beautiful and serene water scene with boat hull pointing toward the horizon with Mark Twain motivational quote | Source

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