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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.



We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

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French
Nous ne pouvons pas diriger le vent, mais nous pouvons ajuster les voiles.”

German
Wir können den Wind nicht ändern, aber die Segel anders setzen.”



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Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.”

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science

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Destiny beats the cards but we will play them.”
Bernard Moitessier



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And so I leave
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