A rising tide lifts all boats.

By | April 3, 2009
  • At high tide the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish. ~ Thai Proverb
  • Give wind and tide a chance to change. ~ Richard E. Byrd
  • Good luck comes in slender currents, misfortune in a rolling tide. ~ Irish Proverb
  • Happiness is a tide: it carries you only a little way at a time; but you have covered a vast space before you know that you are moving at all. ~ Mary Adams
  • Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind. ~ Alice Meynell
  • Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement — and we will make the goal.~ Jerome P. Fleishman
  • Much sheer effort goes into avoiding the truth; left to itself, it sweeps in like the tide. ~ Fay Weldon
  • Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving. ~ Harold Mayfield
  • The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent forever and ever. ~ William Blake
  • The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • There is tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries; on such a full sea we are now afloat; and we must take the current, the clouds folding and unfolding, beyond the horizon when it serves, or lose our ventures. ~ William Shakespeare
  • Time and tide wait for no men. ~ English Proverb
  • Today I know that I cannot control the ocean tides. I can only go with the flow…. When I struggle and try to organize the Atlantic to my specifications, I sink. If I flail and thrash and growl and grumble, I go under. But if I let go and float, I am borne aloft. ~ Marie Stilkind
  • Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides. ~ David Hare
  • When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth. ~ Persian Proverb