Oar Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 47 Quotes About Oar

#1. She sent him a warm and gentle wind, and Lord Odysseus was happy as he set his sails to catch the breeze. He sat beside the steering oar and used his skill to steer the raft. - Author: Homer
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#2. It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat. - Author: Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
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#3. If you put your soul against the oar with me, the power that made the universe will enter your sinew from a source not outside of your limbs, but from a holy realm that lives within us. - Author: Rumi
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#4. The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true prayers heard throughout nature. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5. The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life. You pressed your oar down into the water to direct the canoe, but it was the current that shot you through the rapids. You just hung on and hoped not to hit a rock or a whirlpool. - Author: Scott Turow
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#6. This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand. - Author: Aristophanes
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#7. Quorum and group leaders should provide the leading voice and laboring oar in every ward and branch council regarding retention of converts. - Author: D. Todd Christofferson
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#8. Consider their role models," Nick said. "You can't change the tide with an oar. - Author: Gary Ponzo
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#9. I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them. - Author: Harold S. Geneen
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#10. Then the coxswain called out, 'Ready all!' Joe turned and faced the rear of the boat, slid his seat forward, sank the white blade of his oar into the oil-black water, tensed his muscles, and waited for the command that would propel him forward into the glimmering darkness. - Author: Daniel James Brown
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#11. Perfect taste is the faculty of receiving the greatest possible pleasure from those material sources which are attractive to oar moral nature in its purity and perfection. - Author: John Ruskin
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#12. What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in! - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#13. I was lost
And sang my broken-down songs in the hell of the hour.
Then in my heart moved an oar,
And I was found by a breeze from a door in the sea of forms
And was rowed to the cherry trees on the shore. - Author: Stan Rice
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#14. Carry an oar when you drive. Three times I've ended up in water. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#15. I dream of silent verses where the rhyme glides noiseless as an oar. - Author: Richard Aldington
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#16. Never rest on your oars as a boss. If you do, the whole company starts sinking. - Author: Lee Iacocca
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#17. You think I love flattery (says Dr. Johnson), and so I do; but a little too much always disgusts me: that fellow Richardson, on the contrary, could not be contented to sail quietly down the stream of reputation, without longing to taste the froth from every stroke of the oar. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#18. On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar. - Author: Lord Byron
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#19. The expensive-looking thing in her hand resembled a cross between a miniature oar and an orthopedic brace. She was off for a fast game of something, but Case had no idea what. - Author: William Gibson
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#20. The Frenchman beside me had been dead since dawn. His scarred and shackled body swayed limply back and forth with every sweep of the great oar as we, his less fortunate bench-fellows, tugged and strained to keep time to the stroke. - Author: Jeffery Farnol
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#21. Oh swiftly glides the bonnie boat, Just parted from the shore, And to the fisher's chorus-note Soft moves the dipping oar. - Author: Joanna Baillie
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#22. When I was taking my canoeing lessons I was given this oar to practice with, and I decided to have everyone sign it. All the cast and crew signed it and now I'm going to frame it. - Author: Jared Gilman
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#23. If I were a wolf, I would howl. If I were a lion, I would oar. If we lived in the jungle, I would bring her a lion and a wolf to feast on. - Caleb - Author: C.J. Roberts
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#24. Strangers have crossed the sound, but not the sound of the dark oarsmen Or the golden-haired sons of kings, Strangers whose thought is not formed to the cadence of waves, Rhythm of the sickle, oar and milking pail - Author: Kathleen Raine
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#25. With a smile, the man at the oar moved from side to side: It is beautiful, sir, it is as you say. But isn't every life, isn't every work beautiful? - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#26. Happy he whoe'er, content with the common lot, with safe breeze hugs the shore, and, fearing to trust his skiff to the wider sea, with unambitious oar keeps close to the land. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#27. I always envisioned myself as traveling the ocean of life in a rowboat where my mother was one oar and my father, the other. Having two good, solid oars made rowing much easier. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#28. Among a thousand other things, she loved Alex for his easy use of we. His willing, unconscious way of taking an oar at the galley of your problem, even if it was just to listen. Even if both of you knew he couldn't do jack shit to help, he made it about us and made you feel less alone. "I - Author: Suanne Laqueur
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#29. Shakespeare is forever coming into our affairs
putting in his oar, so to speak
with some pat word or sentence. - Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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#30. There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. - Author: Kate Chopin
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#31. The water in music the oar forsakes. The air in music the wing forsakes. All things in move in music and write it. The mouse, lizard, and grasshopper sing together on the Turlock sands, sing with the morning stars. - Author: John Muir
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#32. What happens to you, Uhtred, is what you make happen. You will grow, you will learn the sword, you will learn the way of the shield wall, you will learn the oar, you will give honor to the gods, and then you will use what you have learned to make your life good or bad. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#33. A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#34. There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love - every man works his oar voluntarily! - Author: Saint Francis De Sales
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#35. I was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the Pacific, hanging on to an oar, an adult tiger in front of me, sharks beneath me, a storm raging about me. - Author: Yann Martel
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#36. He that floats lazily down the stream, in pursuit of something borne along by the same current, will find himself indeed moved forward; but unless he lays his hand to the oar, and increases his speed by his own labour, must be always at the same distance from that which he is following. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#37. Down Time's quaint stream
Without an oar
We are enforced to sail
Our Port a secret
Our Perchance a Gale
What Skipper would
Incur the Risk
What Buccaneer would ride
Without a surety from the Wind
Or schedule of the Tide - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#38. Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#39. To follow the drops sliding from a lifting oar, Head up, while the rower breathes, and the small boat drifts quietly shoreward ... - Author: Theodore Roethke
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#40. Surely, surely, slumber is more sweet than toil, the shore
Than labor in the deep mid-ocean, wind and wave and oar;
O, rest ye, brother mariners, we will not wander more. - Author: Alfred Tennyson
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#41. The judgment is an utensil proper for all subjects, and will have an oar in everything. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#42. Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It's like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life, but that doesn't mean you should marry him. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#43. Within an hour, I had gone from anguish at the thought of losing him in Scotland, to a strong desire to bed him in the herbaceous borders, and from that to a pronounced urge to hit him on the head with an oar. Now I was back to tenderness. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#44. He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#45. The sun shone on us, the water sparkled, the oar-blades dipped and we were gone. Gone to make history. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#46. Don't want to slump over the oars. - Author: James Genn
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#47. Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. - Author: Mark Twain
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