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The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.
– John Rousmaniere

Prevention is, as in other aspects of seamanship, better than cure.
– Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Wind is to us what money is to life on shore.    Sterling Hayden

“My experience with engines is that if you depend on them they fail you, but if it just doesn’t matter, they serve you.”  Frank Wightman

The water is the same on both sides of the boat.  Finnish Proverb

“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”     Dale Carnegie