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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 324
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American wit and humor - 1858 - 373 pages
...TRULY 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...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....
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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 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....
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The autocrat of the breakfast table, with an intr. by G.A. Sala

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1870
...MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where \ve 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, or lie at anchor....
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 326 pages
...TRULY 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 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...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....
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CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK, GEORGE L. DUYCKINCK - 1881
...TRULY 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...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....
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Holmes Leaflets: Poems and Prose Passages from the Works of Oliver Wendell ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Readers - 1881 - 107 pages
...TRULY 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...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....
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The 'breakfast table' series. The autocrat of the breakfast-table. The ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1882
...TRULY 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...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, or lie at anchor....
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The "breakfast-table" Series: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table, The ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1882 - 604 pages
...SO LONG AS HE ACTS HIS NATURE, OR SOME WAY MAKES GOOD THE FACULTIES OF HIMSELF." I find the greart thing in this world is, not so much where we stand...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, or lie at anchor....
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American Humorists

Hugh Reginald Haweis - American wit and humor - 1883 - 192 pages
...real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other." TENDENCY. — " I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving." SECRETS.—" We never tell our secrets to people who jump tor them." FAME. — " Fame usually comes...
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