When I had youth I had no money; now I have the money I have no time; and when I get the time, if I ever do, I shall have no healt...h to enjoy life. I suppose it's the discipline I need; but it's rather hard to love the things I do, and see them go by because duty chains me to my galley. If I ever come into port with all sails set, that will be my reward perhaps.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their f...ox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,... we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The daughter of debate, that eke discord doth sow, Shall reap no gain where former rule hath taught still peace to... grow. No foreign banished wight shall anchor in this port; Our realm it brooks no stranger's force, let them elsewhere resort.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
If I have renounced the search of truth, if I have come into the port of some pretending dogmatism, some new church, some Schellin...g or Cousin, I have died to all use of these new events that are born out of prolific time into multitude of life every hour. I am as bankrupt to whom brilliant opportunities offer in vain. He has just foreclosed his freedom, tied his hands, locked himself up and given the key to another to keep.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habit...s of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
As the bird trims her to the gale, I trim myself to the storm of time,... I man the rudder, reef the sail, Obey the voice at eve obeyed in prime: "Lowly faithful, banish fear, Right onward drive unharmed; The port, well worth the cruise, is near, And every wave is charmed."LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
"O Susan, Susan, lovely dear, My vows shall ever true remain;... Let me kiss off that falling tear, We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faithful compass that still points to thee.
'Believe not what the landmen say, Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind: They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In ev'ry port a mistress find. Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so, For thou art present wheresoe'er I go.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »