Steers Quotes

Steers Quotes by John Sununu, Andrew Stanton, Alexis de Tocqueville, Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, John C. Maxwell, Dave Barry and many others.

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A candidate who tries to steer a path down the middle in an effort to ‘win independents’ runs the risk of convincing everyone that they have no core values. As much as – or more than – any other voters, independents want to see conviction and authenticity.
John Sununu
A major threshold is passed when you mature enough to acknowledge what drives you, and to take the wheel and steer it.
Andrew Stanton
The legislator is like the navigator of a ship on the high seas. He can steer the vessel on which he sails, but he cannot alter its construction, raise the wind, or stop the waves from swelling beneath his feet.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Happy the poet who with ease can steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
[Lat., Heureux qui, dans ses vers, sait d’une voix legere
Passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au severe.]
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Anyone can steer a ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course
John C. Maxwell
I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me.
Dave Barry
It is our policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
George Washington
Writers take words seriously-perha ps the last professional class that does-and they struggle to steer their own through the crosswinds of meddling editors and careless typesetters and obtuse and malevolent reviewers into the lap of the ideal reader.
John Updike
Happy Tuesday! Get your light and life back! Steer your energy in the right direction. Let go of any anger you have for others and prepare to be the best you!
Tracey Edmonds
I steer away from episodic TV; it burns you out.
Peter Weller
My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that.
Bruce Springsteen
I know many members of our community steer clear of Wall Street because of the perception that the stock market is risky, but I am convinced the biggest risk of all is not taking one.
Mellody Hobson
You can’t keep yourself from falling in love, but you can steer yourself away from the wrong people.
Jodi Picoult
It’s better to grow your employees, steer them into a place that they can learn and succeed, and want to work hard and be loyal, than to have a revolving door of employees. That’s demoralizing.
Glen Mazzara
The bible saw that can get a lot of people killed, so let’s try and steer people away from that. I am not an expert on the bible. I am just saying.
Henry Rollins
But another thing I know is this — we can’t steer ourselves out of this crisis by heading in the same, disastrous direction. We can’t change direction with a new driver who wants to follow the same old map. And that’s what this election is all about.
Barack Obama
Lo! the poor toper whose untutored sense, Sees bliss in ale, and can with wine dispense; Whose head proud fancy never taught to steer, Beyond the muddy ecstasies of beer.
George Crabbe
Sweeteners, which can be up to 300 times sweeter than natural sugar, are known to increase appetite and result in overeating. Be on the lookout for artificial sweeteners, and when possible, steer clear of them.
Mehmet Oz
There’s a lot of things wrong with this country, but one of the few things still right with it is that a man can steer clear of the organized bullshit if he really wants to. It’s a goddamned luxury, and if I were you, I’d take advantage of it while you can.
Hunter S. Thompson
We have that illusion that we are ‘deciding’ what to make a character do, in order to ‘convey our message’ or something like that. But, at least in my experience, you are often more like a river-rafting guide who’s been paid a bonus to purposely steer your clients into the roughest possible water.
George Saunders
A cop stopped me for speeding/ He said, ‘Why were you going so fast?’ I said, ‘See this thing my foot is on? It’s called an accelerator. When you push down on it, it sends more gas to the engine. The whole car just takes right off. And see this thing [mimes steering wheel]? This steers it’
Steven Wright
Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
John Calvin
One must steer, not talk.
Seneca the Younger
You are never to lose sight of nature; the instant you do, you are all abroad, at the mercy of every gust of fashion, without knowing or seeing the point to which you ought to steer.
Joshua Reynolds
I love being on set, because I’ve basically grown up on a set. And now I love to contribute as a director and help steer the ship, if you will.
Ricky Schroder
I ought to reflect again and again, and yet again, that the beings that I have to steer are just as inevitable in the scheme of evolution as I am myself; have just as much right to be themselves as I am entitled to; and they all deserve from me as much sympathy as I give to myself.
Arnold Bennett
Solyndra’s failure isn’t a reason for the government to give up on alternative energy, any more than the failure of during the Internet bubble means that venture capital should steer clear of tech projects.
James Surowiecki
The philosopher is Nature’s pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
George Bernard Shaw
A rarer spirit never Did steer humanity; but you gods will give us Some faults to make us men.
William Shakespeare
Now it’s time for India to steer ourselves, ride the waves and decide on our direction, destination and speed.
Narendra Modi
He is wisest, who only gives, True to himself, the best he can: Who drifting on the winds of praise, The inward monitor obeys. And with the boldness that confuses fear Takes in the crowded sail, and lets his conscience steer.
John Greenleaf Whittier
So do all animals react that way to you? I know you said rats steer clear.” “Most do. They see a human, but they smell someting else. It confuses them. Canines are the worst, though.” He paused. “No, cats are the worst. I really don’t like cats.” I laughed.
Kelley Armstrong
My feet, they haul me Round the House, They hoist me up the Stairs; I only have to steer them, and They Ride me Everywheres.
Gelett Burgess
Happy who in his verse can gently steer, From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Rich Christiansen is one of the most insightful, practical and cost-conscious entrepreneurs in the world today. Listen to Rich. He won’t steer you wrong.
Roy H. Williams
In the name of God, Monsieur, let us have greater confidence in Him than we do; let us allow Him to steer our little bark; if it is useful and pleasing to Him, He will save it from shipwreck.
Vincent de Paul
We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.
Marcel Proust
It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.
Henrietta Mears
Rearing a family is probably the most difficult job in the world. It resembles two business firms merging their respective resources to make a single product. All the potential headaches of that operation are present when an adult male and an adult female join to steer a child from infancy to adulthood.
Virginia Satir
We are never without a pilot. When we know not how to steer, and dare not hoist a sail, we can drift. The current knows the way, though we do not. The ship of heaven guides itself, and will not accept a wooden rudder.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is on fire, and I’m doing my best to help steer the firetruck.
Bill McKibben
But it ain’t our feelings we have to steer by through life–no, no, we’d make shipwreck mighty often if we did that. There’s only the one safe compass and we’ve got to set our course by that–what it’s right to do.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
A great philosopher in the wrong is like a beacon on the reefs which says to seamen: steer clear of me.
Jacques Maritain
Earth laughs in flowers to see her boastful boys Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet Clear of the grave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Freedom comes when you see the built-in contradiction of trying to manipulate something that is going right to begin with…. Stop trying to steer the river.
Deepak Chopra
In my experience, there’s only one thing that will always steer you toward success: That’s to have a vision and to stick with it… Once I have a vision for a new venture, I’m going to ride that vision until the wheels come off.
Russell Simmons
I think the musicians I play with solo do a certain thing that the musicians we play with with the Indigo Girls don’t do. It’s just a different thing. And it sort of steers my writing in some ways.
Amy Ray
No single expression denotes love. It’s so complex it requires combinations of expressions. These create an identifiable look. You see something like it sometimes in the eyes of slaughterhouse steers.
L. M. Boyd
A big company is like trying to steer a luxury liner.
Chris Hardwick
Do your part, but stop trying to steer your destiny. You’re not in charge.
Yasmin Mogahed
The emphasis on practice is because it is the only time in your life you can steer your karmic situation.
Chogyam Trungpa
I don’t steer towards anything. I steer towards character and truth. If it’s funny then so be it. If it’s dramatic, so be it. I just steer towards characters.
Tate Taylor
Real climate solutions are ones that steer these interventions to systematically disperse and devolve power and control to the community level, whether through community-controlled renewable energy, local organic agriculture or transit systems genuinely accountable to their users.
Naomi Klein
Man is the will, and woman the sentiment. In this ship of humanity, Will is the rudder, and Sentiment the sail; when woman affects to steer, the rudder is only a masked sail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain
Each petty hand
Can steer a ship becalm’d; but he that will
Govern and carry her to her ends, must know
His tides, his currents, how to shift his sails;
What she will bear in foul, what in fair weathers;
Where her springs are, her leaks, and how to stop ’em;
What strands, what shelves, what rocks do threaten her.
Ben Jonson
I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
Thomas Jefferson
I have to trust that if a story is strong, it can find its readership, and good editors can steer me well.
Julie Berry
Marketing today is much more like sailing than driving. Your boat is the brand. If you point your boat in the right direction, follow the winds/currents, and steer, you will get the boat to go where you want it. Marketers should become the wind, but accept that they’re at the mercy of the currents and weather
Steve Rubel
I would be very nervous to rap I think if it ever comes to that! I’m going to try to steer clear as long as possible.
Jacob Artist
I would not creep along the coast but steer Out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars.
George Eliot
He who sends the storm steers the vessel.
Thomas Adams
Perhaps most important, judges will have goals. And because this is so, judges will often try to mold and steer the law in order to promote certain ethical values and achieve certain social ends. Such activity is not necessarily wrong or invalid.
Elena Kagan
My wife, the star I steer by.
David McCullough
Technology is constantly improving our lives. Look at the cellular telephone. Just ten years ago, virtually nobody was able to get into a car crash caused by trying to steer and dial at the same time; today, people do this all the time.
Dave Barry
While infrastructure is of course important, it must be part of a bigger vision. The point is not to simply dig ditches but to steer those investments towards transformational growth.
Mariana Mazzucato
The careful insect ‘midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.
John Gay
I disagree that we need to contemplate eliminating ourselves in order to move forward. Sure, I think a good dystopian story can serve to steer us on the right path toward a better world. But we also need stories that offer solutions to our problems that are realistic, and workable today.
Annalee Newitz
With comedy, you get an immediate response. I’m the whole kit and the kaboodle. I am the whole thing and can steer the whole situation how I want to. With film, you are basically in one area. Comedy is straight to it and the film is heavily shaped the camera and editing, so it’s different.
Joe Torry
When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer.
Edmund Burke
Where’s the hope that can abate
The grief of hearts thus desolate
That can Youth’s keenest pangs assuage,
And mitigate the gloom of Age?
Religion bids the tempest cease,
And, leads her to a port of peace;
And on, the lonely pilot steers
Through the lapse of future years.
Thomas Haynes Bayly
Kindness steers no easy course. Attributing it to character, we seldom recognize the secret efforts of a noble heart, whereas we reward really wicked people for the evil they refrain from committing.
Honore de Balzac
Science is an attempt, largely successful, to understand the world, to get a grip on things, to get hold of ourselves, to steer a safe course. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death.
Carl Sagan
The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
Hun Sen
I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I’m in because it could steer me into a depressed state.
Kevin Gates
Directing is a constant test of your communicative powers. You’re constantly trying to explain people your vision of what you want and steer these tiny little details into a cohesive thing.
Tom Hanks
if you’d ever had a grown-up daughter you’d know that by comparison a bucking steer is easy to manage. And as to knowing what goes on inside her – well, it’s much better to pretend you’re the simple, innocent old fool she almost certainly takes you for.
W. Somerset Maugham
We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God. If at times we are somewhat stunned by the tempest, never fear. Let us take breath, and go on afresh.
Saint Francis de Sales
Pirate Captain Jim “Walk the plank,” says Pirate Jim “But Captain Jim, I cannot swim.” “Then you must steer us through the gale.” “But Captain Jim, I cannot sail.” “Then down with the galley slaves you go.” “But Captain Jim, I cannot row.” “Then you must be the pirate’s clerk.” “But Captain Jim, I cannot work.
Shel Silverstein
Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.
Mitch Albom
Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.
Venerable Bede
She sent him a warm and gentle wind, and Lord Odysseus was happy as he set his sails to catch the breeze. He sat beside the steering oar and used his skill to steer the raft.
I try to encourage people to identify the things in life that they really want to do, so that over a period of time they can design or steer their life towards those things.
Phil Keoghan
I’m sure you know a lot of people who were born into privilege and amounted to absolutely nothing. We all have greatness within us. So it is really important for everyone to figure out what God put us on Earth to do, and steer clear of the seven pervasive lies that often blindside people.
Farrah Gray
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Your wig steers the gig.
Lord Buckley
Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew.
Ellen Langer
For the political world, I have come to believe, is fundamentally beyond anyone’s control, yet we all go on as though it were a kind of vehicle that only needs a change of drivers in order to steer it away from its frequent hair-raising visits to the edge of the cliff.
Arthur Miller
In a word, if this country can steer clear of European politics, stand firm on its bottom, and be wise and temperate in its government, it bids fair to be one of the greatest and happiest nations in the world.
George Washington
You have to steer a course between not appalling people, but at the same time not misleading them.
David Attenborough
I don’t steer clear of genres. I simply haven’t steered myself toward some of them.
Amy Tan
A sage steers by the bright light of confusion and doubt.
Do you like vegetables?” Sophie asked, hoping to steer the conversation towards a slightly less dangerous kind of food. “You is trying to change the subject,” the Giant said sternly. “We is having an interesting babblement about the taste of the human bean. The human bean is not a vegetable.
Roald Dahl
Whatever makes you laugh is fine, and all we can do as comedy professionals is try to steer you towards something that we think is a little better – but not put you down or just perplex you in the process.
Paul Feig
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Henry Adams
The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Barack Obama
Watch it! It was robbed from other beings so it’s HOT ‘MERCHANDISE’ and it’s against the Law… the LAW OF DECENCY!!! Stay within this Law, steer clear of wool/pearl/silk/ fish bone/ fur/ivory/coral/ down/beeswax/honey/ cashmere/ lanolin/ feathers/ camel hair/flesh/milk/ eggs/ fish/ seafood/ other!!!
Adela Popescu
This outer world is but the pictured scroll Of worlds within the soul; A colored chart, a blazoned missal-book, Whereon who rightly look May spell the splendors with their mortal eyes, And steer to Paradise.
Alfred Noyes
Government should steer, not row.
Joe Lhota
Steer clear of pot. It’s an ambition zapper. Wait till you’ve made it. When you’re 45 buy a bong. But for now, buy a suit.
Greg Gutfeld
I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern.
Thomas Jefferson
Breathes there a man, whose judgment clear Can others teach their course to steer, Yet run himself life’s mad career Wild as the wave?
John Bunyan
I don’t think people would climb mountains or jump off bridges with parachutes or kayak Class V rapids if those things didn’t offer the brief and horrible illusion of imminent death. They would just be complicated, time-consuming endeavors that we’d steer well clear of because they got in the way of real life.
Sebastian Junger
What a thrill to be able to say that you had a contribution in the life of someone – a young person, perhaps, who is trying to take a look at the possibility of their own lives and find out what they are good at and you can help steer their career.
Erik Weihenmayer
[Music] business can drive you to do that if you don’t have it here. If you’re not strong-minded here, it could steer you the wrong way and when it steers you the wrong way, then it might take forever to get back.
Bow Wow
The plain fact is religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having key deciscions made by religious people. By irrationalists. By those who would steer the ship of state, not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken.
Bill Maher
The New York Times had a headline on its website – Trump Turning To Ultra Wealthy To Steer Economic Policy. This doesn’t sound very populist to me. Today’s commerce secretary, the names being talked about for treasury secretary, I think there will be populist talk but maybe no populist action.
E. J. Dionne
Some go to Church, proud humbly to repent, And come back much more guilty than they went: One way they look, another way they steer, Pray to the Gods; but would have Mortals hear; And when their sins they set sincerely down, They’ll find that their Religion has been one.
Edward Young
You try to steer a course in American society that’s not self-destructive. But America is a country that inflicts injury. It does not like to see anything that comes in response, and accuses one of anger as if it were an unnatural response.
Randall Robinson
Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course towards his objectives in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.
Napoleon Hill
I always wanted to be an actor and I’d never dreamt that not only would I be able to do this for a living, but also on top of that I’d be able to choose and steer the course of my own career.
Leonardo DiCaprio
What pioneer ever had chart and a lighthouse to steer by?
Catherine Drinker Bowen
I rope steers in team roping events. There’s a header and a heeler on a roping team, and I’m the heeler.
Wilford Brimley
What you call freedom is still nothing but choosing how to steer straight into the heart of what chooses you.
Kate Gleason
Any fool can steer a ship, sir. Its just knowing where to take it.
Philip Martin Brown
The brave are born from the brave and good. In steers and in horses is to be found the excellence of their sire; nor do savage eagles produce a peaceful dove.
Most sailing ships take what they call trainees, who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can’t just ride along. You’re learning to steer the ship, navigation; you’re pulling lines, keeping a lookout; in the galley you’re cooking.
Billy Campbell
Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.
John C. Maxwell
The immense and ever increasing sums which the state wrings from the people are never enough for it; it mortgages the income of future generations, and steers resolutely toward bankruptcy.
Peter Kropotkin
Sometimes you have to steer away from the crowd in order to be a better person. It’s not always easy, that’s for sure. But it’s right. And sometimes doing the right thing feels good, even if it does end up in a trip to the principal’s office.
Simone Elkeles
The worst thing you can try to do is to steer the story once it gets going. You just kind of follow along and see where it goes. That’s the fun.
Stephen King
Pain is like a life coach in your body. It’s what made me a life coach because I started paying a lot of attention to what made me hurt and what didn’t. It turned out my body was trying to steer me away from a life that was absolutely wrong for me and into a life that was absolutely wonderful.
Martha Beck
I grew up in a pretty tough neighborhood. I grew up around drugs, alcohol, prostitution, I grew up around everything, and I think part of seeing that from really young has made me really steer very far away from it in all of its forms.
Alicia Keys
One of the things my friends would tell you is that I hang out with a lot of non-writers – just regular people like bankers and teachers, and I actually try to steer our talk away from my work when I get together with them.
Chang-Rae Lee
Experience, the interpreter between creative nature and the human race, teaches the action of nature among mortals: how under the constraint of necessity she cannot act otherwise than as reason, who steers her helm, teaches her to act.
Leonardo da Vinci
The effect of capitalism is to steer human selfishness so that, through the invisible hand of competition, the energies of the capitalist produce the abundance from which the whole society benefits.
Dinesh D’Souza
Tis reason’s part
To govern and to guard the heart,
To lull the wayward soul to rest,
When hopes and fears distract the breast;
Reason may calm this doubtful strife,
And steer thy bark through various life.
Nathaniel Cotton
I usually find that my gut doesn’t steer me wrong when it comes to my money!
Michelle Singletary
Reason is the lesser faith that steers us when we have already lost a greater one.
James Richardson
I try to steer away from high metaphysical belief because I think we humans do best when we realize that we don’t know all that much.
Sam Keen
Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all.
Walt Whitman
I was diagnosed a number of years ago with obsessive-compulsive disorder – which everyone has, to some degree – and I have this really annoying trait where in conversation, I always steer it back to something that happened to me.
Paula Poundstone