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Genius has it's limits but stupidity knows no bounds
Good one and all too true. On the same vein, I like Ron White's line;

You can't fix stupid.
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Thats the most unheard of thing I ever heard of.
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I don't know if I've just missed this quote or if anyone hasn't used it yet, but one of my favorites is:

All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail or to watch it -- we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy, Speech given at Newport at the dinner before the America's Cup Races, September 1962
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"The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats."
- Ernest Hemingway
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I hold with great affection the traditional Breton (French) prayer:

"Protegez moi, mon Seigneur,
Ma barque est si petite,
Et votre mer est si grande."

In English:
Protect me, O Lord,
My boat is so small,
And your sea is so big."
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"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 Wendel Holmes
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"or more skillful still as a sailboat can tack, because when a sailboat tacks and goes in a direction contrary to the wind, it still is using the wind to blow it along. That is the most highly skillful art of all. That is Taoism in perfection. The art of sailing. Very intelligent."
- Alan Watts explanation of the Tao Te Ching
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"It is better to have absolutely no idea where one is and KNOW it, Than to believe confidently that one IS where one is NOT!"
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"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective".
Henry David Thoreau
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