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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Source: OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, p. 93 .Josephus Daniels, ambassador to Mexico, sent this quotation to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 1, 1936, in a note of New Year greetings, with this comment: Here is an expression from Holmes which, if it has missed you, is so good you may find a use for it in one of your fireside talks.Roosevelt and Daniels, ed. Carroll Kilpatrick, p. 159 . · Excerpt from Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works · This quote is about action · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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