The "Wind-some" Quote of the Day
A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.
-- Catherine II
Botanists say that trees need the powerful March winds to flex their trunks and main branches, so the sap is drawn up to nourish the budding leaves. Perhaps we need the gales of life in the same way, though we dislike enduring them.
--Jane Truax
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
--Kahlil Gibran
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
--John Quincy Adams
I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted.
--Rachel Field
If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.
--Laura Ingalls Wilder
If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination.
--Napolean Hill
If you pay nervous attention to other people's opinions, maneuver to obtain their indulgence and to stand high in their esteem, you will be whisked about in their winds and you will lose yourself.
--Jo Coubert?
Insight is not one moment of revelation. The self is not a book to be read; its pages are constantly turning in a high wind and only a word can be glimpsed here, a line there, from which, with persistence, some idea of the whole can be pieced together.
--Jo Coubert?
It is an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.
--Rick Bode
Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring . . .
--Henri Frederic Amiel
One ship drives east and another drives west/ With the selfsame winds that flow./ 'Tis the set of sails and not the gales/ Which tells us the way to go.
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.
--William Shakespeare
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
--Martin Luther
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
--Jack Nicklaus
The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.
--John Muir
The wind in a man's face makes him wise.
--John Ray
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
--Edward Gibbon
The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.
-- Ramakrishna
Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year.
--Ogden Nash
There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.
--Hal Borland
Those who plow the sea do not carry the winds in their hands.
--Publilius Syrus
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
--John Petit-Senn
What reason, like the careful ant, draws laboriously together, the wind of accident sometimes collects in a moment.
--Frederick von Schiller
What to do when inspiration doesn't come: Be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.
--John Huston
What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck; I pray you excuse me. I have no time to listen to such nonsense.
-- Napoleon I
When no wind blows, even the weathervane has character.
--Stanislaw Lec
When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch.
--Robert L. Veninga
Who has seen the wind? / Neither you nor I: / But when the trees bow down their heads. / The wind is passing by.
--Christina Rossetti
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
-- Dante
Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
--Samuel Butler

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