He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water. - Kate Chopin
This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never foughtShould contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native landNever to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand. - Aristophanes
Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It's like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life, but that doesn't mean you should marry him. - Shannon L. Alder
Two such as you with such a master speedCannot be parted nor be swept awayFrom one another once you are agreedThat life is only life forevermoreTogether wing to wing and oar to oar - Robert Frost