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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8669
AUTHOR:Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)
QUOTATION:They who plough the sea do not carry the winds in their hands. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 759.
 
Note 1.
The pilot cannot mitigate the billows or calm the winds.—Plutarch: Of the Tranquillity of the Mind. [back]
 

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