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    But oars alone can ne'er prevail
    To reach the distant coast;
    The breath of Heaven must swell the sail,
    Or all the toil is lost.

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Like watermen who look astern while they row the boat ahead.

Like watermen who look astern while they row the boat ahead.

by Plutarch Found in: Boating Quotes,
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Like the watermen that row one way and look another.

Like the watermen that row one way and look another.

by Robert Burton Found in: Boating Quotes,
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Like the watermen who advance forward while they look backward.

Like the watermen who advance forward while they look backward.

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On the ear
Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.

On the ear
Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.

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Learn of the little nautilus to sail,
Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

Learn of the little nautilus to sail,
Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Boating Quotes,
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We lie and listen to the hissing waves,
Wherein our boat seems sharpening its keel,
Which on read more

We lie and listen to the hissing waves,
Wherein our boat seems sharpening its keel,
Which on the sea's face all unthankful graves
An arrowed scratch as with a tool of steel.

by John Davidson Found in: Boating Quotes,
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Faintly as tolls the evening chime,
Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time,
Soon as read more

Faintly as tolls the evening chime,
Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time,
Soon as the woods on shore dim,
We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn;
Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near and the daylight's past.

by Thomas Moore Found in: Boating Quotes,
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

by Edward Lear Found in: Boating Quotes,
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Gracefully, gracefully glides our bark
On the bosom of Father Thames,
And before her bows the wavelets read more

Gracefully, gracefully glides our bark
On the bosom of Father Thames,
And before her bows the wavelets dark
Break into a thousand gems.

by Thomas Noel Found in: Boating Quotes,
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