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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
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.
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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