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Thursday, July 23, 2015

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


We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
(German proverb)

The source for the proverb is David Crystal's book, As They Say in Zanzibar: Proverbial Wisdom from Around the World (Oxford University Press: 2006). Crystal does not provide the proverbs in the original, but I would guess this might be the German: Wir können den Wind nicht ändern, aber die Segel anders setzen.

The image is by paslotte at Flickr.

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