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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pilot
 
A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.  Danish.  1
A mariner must have his eye upon rock and sands as well as upon the north star.  2
A pilot is not chosen for riches but his knowledge.  3
Every one can navigate in fine weather.  Italian.  4
        Every pilot
Can steer the ship in calms, but he performs
The skilful part can manage it in storms.  Denham.
  5
He steers his course by wandering planets instead of the faithful pole.  Petrarch.  6
In a calm sea every man is a pilot.  German.  7
It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather.  Danish.  8
It is not in the pilot’s power to prevent the wind from blowing.  Spanish.  9
Reward not a sleeping pilot.  Latin.  10
The best pilots are ashore.  Dutch.  11
The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest does not attend the unskilful words of a passenger.  Sidney.  12
The paleness of the pilot is sign of a storm.  13
The rock makes the pilot.  Sri Lankan.  14
When there is no wind every man is a pilot.  French.  15
 
 
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