Quotes of Embark

“ The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. ”

- Barbara Hall

“ Men cannot for long live hopefully unless they are embarked upon some great unifying enterprise — one for which they may pledge their lives, their fortunes and their honor. ”

- Clarence Addison Dykstra

“ The Republican Party is the ship and all else is the sea around us. ”

- Frederick Douglass

“ A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. ”

- Unknown

“ There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. ”

- Unknown

“ A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ”

- Grace Murray Hopper

“ Nobody would choose to have a disease visited upon them. Still, Parkinson's forced me to make a fundamental life decision: adopt a siege mentality - or embark upon a life journey. ”

- Michael J. Fox

“ The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers. ”

- Barbara Boxer

“ If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. ”

- Alfonso X

“ He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ”

- Confucius

“ Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. ”

- Cicero

“ Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds — and then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own. ”

- Michael Crichton

“ I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly: / And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber. ”

- Bible

“ We embark unhesitatingly on the path, in a direction that is absolutely right and urgent, supported by everyone, in the knowledge that this path is but a learning process e have to keep on learning, creating, applying, by-passing, touching upon, refining and clarifying a number of notions and details that need to be improvised and applied and which, thank God, we cannot foresee… ”

- Yehudi Menuhin

“ The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas, and form new opinions… . Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world… … ”

- Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

“ Traveling is a fool's paradise… I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ While there may be little evidence that Iraq has ties to al-Qaeda or to the attacks of Sept. 11, there is no question that its present government, under Saddam Hussein, is an outlaw regime, is in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, is embarked upon a program of developing weapons of mass destruction and is a threat to peace and stability. ”

- James Baker

“ Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man who dwells in a desert and is an unfeeling brute. There is no liberty except the liberty of some one making his way towards something. Such a man can be set free if you will teach him the meaning of thirst, and how to trace a path to a well… ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. ”

- Johnson

“ A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless — for it is a bankruptcy of the heart. ”

- Washington Irving

“ I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I'm the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. ”

- Tom Stoppard
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