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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Sail, Sailing
He enters the port with a full sail.  Virgil.  1
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must not put to sea.  2
He that will not sail until he have a full, fair wind will lose many a voyage.  3
Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.  4
If thou sailest with a bad wind thou hadst need understand tacking.  5
It is good sailing (or steering) with wind and tide.  Dutch.  6
It is safest sailing within reach of the shore.  7
On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail,
Reason the card, but passion is the gale.  Pope.
Sail while the wind blows; wind and tide wait for no man.  Danish.  9
Set your sail according to the wind.  French.  10
To set up his sail to every wind.  11
You cannot sail as you would but as the wind blows.  Danish.  12
You must shift your sail with the wind.  Italian.  13

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