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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
William Butler Yeats
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I'm loving to do. And if that doesn't happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I'll have my high heels on.
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
E. M. Forster
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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