|"Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail
away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
"A ship in a harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for."
(Contributed by quote of the month contest winner Jeff Preston)
"To every person there comes within a lifetime-
that special moment when we are...
tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance
to do a very special thing unique to each of us...
it is our finest hour."
She starts--she moves--she seems to feel
The thrill of life along her keel,
And spurning with her foot the ground,
With one exulting, joyous bound,
She leaps into the oceans arms!
For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze.
-Richard Bode (First You Have to Row a Little Boat)
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective."
-Henry David Thoreau
"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm."