Sinking Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Sinking

#1. What shall I do with this ageing me? Neither floating nor sinking,
I drift, tossed by the waves of years. - Author: Takuboku Ishikawa
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#2. You catch all that, Humphrey?" I asked.
"Get to eat demons for breakfast," he said with a grin.
"Hey, only if they misbehave," I said.
"Demons always do," he said, licking his lips.
I had a sinking feeling that the gargoyle had a point. - Author: E.J. Stevens
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#3. I would have drowned twice to save you sinking, dear. - Author: Emily Dickinson
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#4. When I can't sleep, I always wrap something around my neck and close my eyes and imagine myself being strangled to death. Then I can fall asleep
it feels like sinking deep underwater - Author: Otsuichi
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#5. For how long can one maintain total vigilance?

For how long can love last, in isolation, without sinking crushed beneath its own pressure? - Author: Dorothy Dunnett
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#6. Often, we melt into our ecstasies as though they were jams, as though we were sinking into syrupy bowls of gooseberries, of raspberries, of bilberries. - Author: Violette Leduc
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#7. The horse grunted softly. He had huge teeth, Clary noticed uneasily; each one the size of a Pez dispenser. She imagined those teeth sinking into her leg and thought of all the girls she'd known in middle school who'd wanted ponies of their own. She wondered if they were insane. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#8. I felt like I was a good woman, a good person. But I was sinking deeper and deeper into depression, because my soul wasn't living. I was purposely holding down my soul and my spirit. It was dying inside of me. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
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#9. The biggest development in reproductive biology is the birth-control pill. Nobody ever talks about it, but look at the consequences: demographics; aging populations; the sinking population of Europe, Japan; immigration. It's incredible. - Author: Gregory Stock
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#10. And you know what happens when a ship gets too many rats on board? It sinks. That's what.
I wondered if a ship had ever really sunk that way. - Author: David Wong
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#11. In other words, it's the familiar hot sinking feeling experienced by everyone who has let the waves of their own anger throw them far up on the beach of retribution, leaving them, in the poetic language of the everyday, up shit creek. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#12. I spent hours as a kid on the putting green of the local golf course imagining I was sinking a putt to win the Masters. - Author: Mike Weir
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#13. Remember that every guilty compliance with the humors of the world , every sinful indulgence of our own passions , is laying up cares and fears for the hour of darkness , and that the remembrance of ill-spent time will strew our sick bed with thorns and rack our sinking spirits with despair . - Author: Reginald Heber
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#14. O Christian! do not falter,
The harvest field is white,
And many souls are sinking
Into eternal night. - Author: William Evander Penn
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#15. I was immersed in comfortable Christianity. Years ago, I found myself living what seemed like the American church dream - pastoring a large church, living in a large house, and surrounded by all the comforts this world has to offer. But inside I had a sinking feeling that I was missing the point. - Author: David Platt
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#16. I and me are always too deeply in conversation: how could I endure it,
if there were not a friend?
The friend of the hermit is always the third one: the third one is the float which prevents the conversation of the two from sinking into the depth. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#17. Sometimes, the smallest moments in your life have the greatest impact. They soar straight into a place deep inside you, and resonate with the very core of your heart, sinking deep into your memory, to remind you later, that life and love can bring you magic you didn't know existed. - Author: Angela Richardson
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#18. The sack of kittens sinking in the icy creek increases the cold - Author: Chris Hedges
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#19. Don't try to behave as though you were essentially sane and naturally good. We're all demented sinners in the same cosmic boat - and the boat is perpetually sinking. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#20. Please don't follow in my footsteps. I'm already knee-deep in them, and am sinking rapidly... - Author: Tony James Slater
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#21. As I look around, I get this sinking feeling that we're off track, that there's something sick in the soul of our country. I examine the fruit that's hanging on the tree of America, and I can see that it's rotting. And that concerns me deeply. - Author: Kirk Cameron
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#22. He woke once more to external reality, looked round him, knew what he saw- knew
it, with a sinking sense of horror and disgust, for the recurrent delirium
of his days and nights, the nightmare of swarming indistinguishable sameness. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#23. So, what is the opposite of a "helicopter parent?" I wonder. A subway parent? A Sinking ship parent? A hibernating bear? - Author: Wendy Wunder
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#24. We are dying birds we are sinking ships - the world rocks down against us and we throw out our arms and we throw out our legs like the death kiss of the centipede: but they kindly snap our backs and call our poison politics. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#25. Maybe you're afraid of sinking. Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will. - Author: Mao Zedong
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#26. The patient is sinking while the doctors deliberate. - Author: George C. Marshall
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#27. And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#28. The literary scene is a kind of Medusa's raft, small and sinking, and one's instinct when a newcomer tries to clamber aboard is to step on his fingers. - Author: John Updike
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#29. The parsley sinking into the butter on a hot day, - Author: Agatha Christie
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#30. Teeth of winter, sinking into my flesh, my own clacking against each other like knitting needles, and I wish they'd knit a heavy shawl around my shoulders before widening into a yawn. Why do I always yawn when I'm cold? - Author: Karen Elizabeth Gordon
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#31. Why is it that fathers so often ensure the outcome they are trying to avoid? Is their need to dominate so much stronger than their instinct to protect? Did Thomas know, Amina wondered as she watched him, that he had just done the human equivalent of a lion sinking his teeth into his own cub? - Author: Mira Jacob
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#32. Sinking into fiction: the if-only of if-onlys. - Author: David Arnold
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#33. She had wandered so far from the rules of propriety that she was making up new ones just to keep from sinking into the abyss. - Author: Sabrina Jeffries
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#34. As a man-of-war that sails through the sea, so this earth that sails through the air. We mortals are all on board a fast-sailing,never-sinking world-frigate, of which God was the shipwright; and she is but one craft in a Milky-Way fleet, of which God is the Lord High Admiral. - Author: Herman Melville
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#35. If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil . He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#36. America is sinking under the crushing weight of the ever-expanding regulatory state. This burden threatens to disrupt our recovery, hamper long-term growth, undermine our global competitiveness, and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit so vital to America's success. - Author: Tom J. Donohue
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#37. He says the pills he's got her on will keep her from sinking too low. How low is too low, Roy thinks, and when can you tell? - Author: Alice Munro
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#38. Mrs. Patrick Cambell is an aged British battleship sinking rapidly and firing every available gun on her rescuers. - Author: Alexander Woollcott
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#39. Sinking invalids blew kisses to him from windows. Aproned shopkeepers cheered ecstatically from the narrow doorways of their shops. Tubas crumped. Here and there a person fell and was trampled to death. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#40. I am translucent, aquatic. Drifting, aimless. She is an anchor, sinking in my sea. - BENTON JAMES KESSLER - Author: Colleen Hoover
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#41. History is sinking and only a very few seem dimly aware that things are getting bad. - Author: Bret Easton Ellis
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#42. Memories are like fireflies darting across the surface of my mind, showing me here and there images so sharp and vivid that I catch my breath in wonder before the vignette disappears, sinking like a pebble into the quicksand of regret and recrimination. - Author: Susan Kay
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#43. Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart. - Author: Geneen Roth
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#44. Found him stabbing his paperback edition with a steak knife, the tip of the blade penetrating the cover and sinking far enough down into the early chapters - Author: Tom Perrotta
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#45. I do not want my voice to go out into the air while my heart is sinking. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#46. When the world began, there were no such things as monsters. Demons were just fallen angels who, booted out of Heaven and bored with Hell, wandered the Earth sticking little girls' pigtails in inkwells and sinking the occasional continent. - Author: Richard Kadrey
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#47. It's a sinking ship," he said. "You ought to be grateful that they just threw you overboard. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#48. This is going to be a lot for the Congress to swallow, even on the deck of a sinking ship. - Author: Kenneth Eade
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#49. Lonely stillness - a single cicada's cry sinking into stone - Author: Basho Matsuo
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#50. Time. She had to go home. As soon as the lunar eclipse occurred in three weeks. Because if she stayed here, she would die. Either from the bullet in her back, or from the pain that was slowly sinking talons into her. - Author: Shelly Thacker
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#51. Simplifying our lives does not mean sinking into idleness, but on the contrary, getting rid of the most subtle aspect of laziness: the one which makes us take on thousands of less important activities. - Author: Matthieu Ricard
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#52. Boys have their soft and gentle moods too. You would suppose by the morning racket that nothing could be more foreign to their nature than romance and vague sadness ... But boys have hours of great sinking and sadness, when kindness and fondness are peculiarly needful to them. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#53. Victor was sinking, straight through his skin and the bed and the floor, right down into black. - Author: V.E Schwab
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#54. Arkardy went on,with the air of a man who has got into a bog,feels that he is sinking further and further in every step, and yet hurries onwards in the hope of crossing it as soon as possible - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#55. Vacations in my family are rare events squeezed between races. I can count them on one hand, and even those amount to only a few hours each. Shopping in Los Angeles. Sinking my toes into snow white sand in Florida. They are tiny slips of memory strung around horses. - Author: Mara Dabrishus
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#56. It's like the Tibetan Wheel of the Passions. As the wheel turns, the values and feelings on the outer rim rise and fall, shining or sinking into darkness. But true love stays fastened to the axle and doesn't move. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#57. I left then too, more confused and hurt than ever and with a sadness tugging on my heart like a sinking anchor. If I wasn't careful, I would drown. - Author: Mindee Arnett
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#58. If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking. - Author: John Mark McMillan
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#59. In this case I read on. And on. First with the sinking feeling that it was not bad enough to quit, then with a prickle of interest, then a growing excitement, and finally an incredulity: surely it was not possible that it was so good. - Author: Walker Percy
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#60. What is fear?" she breathed. 'Fear is nothing. Fear is illusion. Pass through its fire. Truth lies at its core. What it Truth?" She stood up, feeling calmer and glared up at the sinking sun. "I am Truth," she whispered fiercely. - Author: J.D. Lakey
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#61. The man who goes up in a balloon does not feel as if he were ascending; he only sees the earth sinking deeper below him. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#62. Christ is the foundation of all our hopes for time and for eternity. Oh, build on this divine foundation! All other foundations are sinking sand. - Author: Robert Stuart MacArthur
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#63. Maggie had a sinking suspicion that those stories her Aunt Lizzie told her, the ones that sent her to bed with her head full of leprechauns and fairies, may be more than fairytales after all. - Author: Sara Humphreys
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#64. This feeling is not unlike the sinking in one's stomach when one is in an elevator that suddenly goes down, or when you are snug in your bed and your closet door suddenly creaks open to reveal the person who has been hiding there. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#65. She liked to think of drowning, of sinking down into cool green water, and feeling herself slowly pressed into nothingness ... - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#66. He was fairly drunk, and feeling melancholy about all the sinking he had done in the world. Throughout the rough years the Greek alphabet had leaked out of his mind a letter at a time - in fact, the candle of knowledge he had set out with had burned down to a sorry stub. - Author: Larry McMurtry
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#67. Laser beams slid around them, spurts of light sinking through the darkness, eventually touching the stars or lighting the water for a moment on their death ride to the murky bottom. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#68. People on sinking ships do not complain of distractions during their prayer. - Author: Philip Yancey
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#69. Whether we speak of the death to self or a sinking down in humility and meekness before God or faith in the Lamb of God, it all means one thing - a deliverance from self to find our liberty and our blessedness in the living sacrifice of ourselves for all around us. THE END - Author: Andrew Murray
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#70. It's wherever you are. If it's tapped into any of your senses, it knows where you are and what you're doing."
Oh no, I thought, my spirits sinking. I hadn't considered that. Did that mean nothing I did was ever anymore?
"Even in the bathroom?" the Gasman's eyes widened with surprise. - Author: James Patterson
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#71. My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire. - Author: James Joyce
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#72. Under the weight of my growing self-knowledge, my self-image was sinking fast. - Author: Dan Millman
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#73. The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we're teaching - not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values - are sinking in. - Author: Bobby Orr
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#74. If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone
Carry on ...
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on - Author: Fun
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#75. When Janie looked out of her door she saw the drifting mists gathered in the west
that cloud field of the sky
to arm themselves with thunders and march forth against the world. Louder and higher and lower and wider the sound and motion spread, mounting, sinking, darking. - Author: Zora Neale Hurston
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#76. Right away I think of two books - 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Rebecca' - and of just sinking into them as a young reader. I think they must have appealed not just to my romantic adolescent soul, but I suppose there's also an appealing darkness in both of them. - Author: Alice McDermott
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#77. A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. ... Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree. - Author: Ming-Dao Deng
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#78. When I am away from Liturgy for too long, I find I burn for it now, for the steadiness of the calendar, the words" that ring out in repetition, the heavy scented air. When I return each week, I am coming home again. Liturgy is written into my flesh, sinking into my skin and my spirit. - Author: Angela Doll Carlson
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#79. Instead of the weight that sinks us, consequences are often the life preserver that saves us. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#80. A floating leaf has more to boast about than a sinking ship. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#81. We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby. - Author: Jack Adams
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#82. More than ten thousand people had been on board the Gustloff. The gruesome details of the sinking would be reported in every world newspaper. The tragedy would be studied for years, become legendary. - Author: Ruta Sepetys
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#83. Unless it is relevant and accurate, knowledge can be the sinking ship the fool insists is sea-worthy, because knowledge often masquerades as wisdom. - Author: Anonymous
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#84. We start by sinking a barge," I decided. Then I blinked and looked at the Erlking. "Can we sink a barge?"
The shadow-masked Erlking tilted his head slightly to one side, his burning eyes narrowed. "Wizard, please. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#85. When the darkness gets easier, you know you're sinking deeper, becoming dead yourself. - Author: Lucy Christopher
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#86. It's how I refer to that sinking feeling that none of this matters. Not the money. Not the academic prestige. Not the fame or influence. Not the beautiful girls. Not anything. It's all meaningless in the end. - Author: Zack Love
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#87. It takes just one wave to capsize a boat, and one more to take it down. - Author: Federico Chini
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#88. Sometimes I would want to sink, and then while I was sinking I'd go, "Wait a minute, this isn't what I want to do," and I would calm down while I was sinking and then start rising back to the surface again. - Author: Axl Rose
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#89. Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#90. When the word art gives you a sinking feeling, what's left for you in the real world? - Author: Will Chancellor
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#91. People never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
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#92. God is at the helm even when you think your ship is sinking. Just keep trusting that the captain knows more about where you're heading than you do, and eventually you'll get where you need to be. - Author: Kevin Alan Milne
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#93. Don't bring an anchor, on a sinking boat. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#94. A Christian will part with anything rather than his hope; he knows that hope will keep the heart both from aching and breaking, from fainting and sinking; he knows that hope is a beam of God, a spark of glory, and that nothing shall extinguish it till the soul be filled with glory. - Author: Thomas Brooks
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#95. O men, grown sick with toil and care, Leave for awhile the crowded mart; O women, sinking with despair, Weary of limb and faint of heart, Forget your years to-day and come As children back to childhood's house. - Author: Phoebe Cary
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#96. You can imagine, if somebody's approaching retirement, and all of a sudden the funds that he or she is depending on is depleted by 50% or however many, it gives them a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach. - Author: Pat Robertson
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#97. Fear is like the wilderland - Stepping stones or sinking sand - Author: Joni Mitchell
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#98. Sometimes, after shedding all the loads with the view of making your heavy and sinking boat lighter so that you can sail and move on with the journey of purposeful life, you realize that there is one more thing to offload: disobedience, and there is one more thing to load: absolute faith! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#99. When your LinkedIn Profile doesn't sync with your Facebook persona, you are on a verge of sinking your brand - Author: Bernard Kelvin Clive
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#100. They were all on his side. Hi boat sank. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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