65 Helm Quotes On Success In Life

These helm quotes will inspire you. Helm, a tiller or wheel, and any associated equipment for steering a ship or boat.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging helm quotes, helm sayings, and helm proverbs.

Best Helm Quotes

  1. “A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” ~ Henrik Ibsen
  2. “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” ~ James Madison
  3. “Any one can hold the helm when the seas are calm.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  4. “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

  5. “It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm of any government the question of his country’s security should be a concern of the utmost importance.” ~ Eisaku Sato
  6. “I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me.” ~ William Weld
  7. “I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm’s Deep as the final sequence.” ~ Ralph Bakshi
  8. “I was the only person of color in the Senate, and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Trent Lott.” ~ Carol Moseley Braun

  9. “Keep your hand on the helm.” ~ Matt Goldman
  10. “The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “The most perfect steersman that you can have, and the best helm, lies in the triumphal gateway of copying from nature. And this outdoes all other models; and always rely on this with a stout heart, especially as you begin to gain some judgment in draftsmanship.” ~ Cennino Cennini
  12. “Now as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye, In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky With all their ancient faces like rain- beaten stones, And all their helms of silver hovering.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  13. “Small events and choices determine the direction of our lives just as small helms determine the directions of great ships.” ~ M. Russell Ballard
  14. “A service culture doesn’t happen by accident. The company is always a reflection of the person at the helm. Their attitude, their values, and their commitment to service excellence will drive the actions of others in the organization. Always has…always will.” ~ Mac Anderson
  15. “Well, then–our course is chosen–spread the sail–
    Heave oft the lead, and mark the soundings well–
    Look to the helm, good master–many a shoal
    Marks this stern coast, and rocks, where sits the Siren
    Who, like ambition, lures men to their ruin.” ~ Walter Scott
  16. “It is vain to say that enlightened statesmen will always be able to adjust their interests. Enlightened men will not always be at the helm.” ~ James Madison

  17. “When indeed Religion is kindled into enthusiasm, its force like that of other passions is increased by the sympathy of a multitude. But enthusiasm is only a temporary state of Religion, and whilst it lasts will hardly be seen with pleasure at the helm. Even in its coolest state, it has been much oftener a motive to oppression than a restraint from it.” ~ James Madison
  18. “Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  19. “I have a particular interest in corporations that give themselves a cultural aura and are in other areas suspect. Philip Morris presents itself in New York as the lover of culture while it turns out that if you look behind the scenes, it is also a prime funder of Jesse Helms, someone who is very hostile to the arts.” ~ Hans Haacke
  20. “I love to see honest and honorable men at the helm, men who will not bend their politics to their purses, nor pursue measures by which they may profit, and then profit by their measures.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  21. “As if she had summoned them, a flurry of stones flew out of the darkness, striking his mail, pinging off his helm. One hit his unprotected leg and he yelped and clutched it. That was a mistake. The second barrage was entirely directed at his legs.” ~ Hilari Bell
  22. “Milk-livered man,
    That bear’st a cheek for blows, a head for wrongs;
    Who hast not in thy brows an eye discerning
    Thine honor from thy suffering; [that not know’st
    Fools do those villains pity who are punished
    Ere they have done their mischief. Where’s thy drum?
    France spreads his banners in our noiseless land,
    With plumed helm thy state begins to threat,
    Whilst thou, a moral fool, sits still and cries
    ‘Alack, why does he so?’]” ~ William Shakespeare
  23. “The truth is at Legendary we really make movies that we want to see, and someday I’m sure that won’t work but – I remember, it’s obviously a completely different thing, but our first movie was Batman Begins, and there was a lot of things about Batman back then, and there was this guy named Christopher Nolan, that seemed to have worked out okay with him at the helm.” ~ Thomas Tull
  24. “Wouldn’t a sailor laugh at you if you told him that the whole crossing depends on the first turn of the helm?” ~ Emile Chartier

  25. “Men who neglect Christ, and try to win heaven through moralities, are like sailors at sea in a storm, who pull, some at the bowsprit and some at the mainmast, but never touch the helm.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  26. “The prejudice of unfounded belief often degenerates into the prejudice of custom, and becomes at last rank hypocrisy. When men, from custom or fashion or any worldly motive, profess or pretend to believe what they do not believe, nor can give any reason for believing, they unship the helm of their morality, and being no longer honest to their own minds they feel no moral difficulty in being unjust to others.” ~ Thomas Paine
  27. “With Albright at the helm of the State Department, Osama bin Laden ran wild throughout the Middle East, the North Koreans began feverishly building nukes under her nose, and we staged a pre-emptive attack solely for purposes of regime change based on false information presented to the American people by Albright about a world leader who was not an imminent threat to the United States. Slobodan Milosevic wasn’t even a latent, long-term, hypothetical threat.” ~ Ann Coulter
  28. “Nothing is necessary for you in maintaining a Christian life, but just to stay by the helm, and put yourself where the power is. Come unto God, unite yourself to God, and the doing power you have is infinite.” ~ Horace Bushnell

  29. “I followed someone who had very large shoes. He had very large shoes. Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He was a legend in the Indian business community. He had been at the helm of the Tata organization for 50 years. You were almost starting to think he was going to be there forever.” ~ Ratan Tata
  30. “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
  31. “The direction of all economic affairs is in the market society a task of the entrepreneurs. Theirs is the control of production. They are at the helm and steer the ship. A superficial observer would believe that they are supreme. But they are not. They are bound to obey unconditionally the captain’s orders.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  32. “The fact that an African American sits in the White House at the helm of government in the United States of America on this 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation represents both phenomenal political symbolism and a victory of faith in democracy that should not be lost on any American.” ~ Aberjhani
  33. “~One surprise of motherhood for me was how little control I have. I thought it would be a blissful romance with me at the helm, cuddling this little creature. It’s been bittersweet and humbling to let her lead and to not try to be perfect myself.~” ~ Amanda Peet

  34. “I may have had many projects, but I never was free to carry out any of them. It did me little good to be holding the helm; no matter how strong my hands, the sudden and numerous waves were stronger still, and I was wise enough to yield to them rather than resist them obstinately and make the ship founder. Thus I never was truly my own master but was always ruled by circumstances.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  35. “This human need for mysticism – surrender to an unknown truth, union – stands at the helm of all romantic feeling. It is, in essence, the same intimacy known in a mother’s arms; in those who are deprived of the experience, the need freezes and, distorted, it can rent a life. All addiction has as its foundation skewed yearning for the same transcendence. For me, the spell of the material was broken by my brother’s death; after his suicide, all I wanted was the renewal of my connection to the intangible.” ~ Antonella Gambotto-Burke
  36. “Since you are not a prophet, follow the way taught by prophets.
    Since you are not a king, be a loyal subject to The King.
    Since you are not a captain, do not take the helm of the ship.
    Since you do not possess every skill, have partners in your business.
    Be as pliant as dough in the hands of others, that you may rise well.” ~ Rumi
  37. “Young people . . , God wants us to be victorious. He wants you to triumph over all of your foes. Stalwart and brave we must stand. God is at the helm. There is no reason for defeat.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton

  38. “Look not too long in the face of the fire, O man! Never dream with thy hand on the helm! Turn not thy back to the compass; accept the first hint of the hitching tiller; believe not the artificial fire, when its redness makes all things look ghastly. To-morrow, in the natural sun, the skies will be bright; those who glared like devils in the forking flames, the morn will show in far other, at least gentler, relief; the glorious, golden, glad sun, the only true lamp—all others but liars!” ~ Moby
  39. “Dan moved forward and replaced Jonah at the helm. “I’ve got a plan!” “That’s my man!” The famous grin disappeared as Jonah took in the grim determination in Dan’s features. His expression was as flat and expressionless as a naked skull. Dan steered the hurtling boat directly toward the rocky shore. “Amy, hang onto that painting!” “That’s not a plan!” Jonah shouted. “That’s suicide!” ~ Gordon Korman
  40. “Response is what we have trained ourselves to be; it is a reflection of our manhood, character, ideals. We cannot always control our surface reactions, but we can sit at the helm of our lives and control our responses to the blows of life.” ~ Wilferd Peterson

  41. “My only supporter and comrade-in-arms was Georg Helm, who had endeavored to formulate an energetic conception of science before me and had presented his results in a treatise [Die Lehre von der Energie] exhibiting great independence of thought. But we were separated by his aversion to a realistic conception of energy. Consequently, each of us considered the other only a half ally, toward whom an attitude of caution was necessary.” ~ Wilhelm Ostwald
  42. “For myself the delay [in assuming the office of the President] may be compared with a reprieve; for in confidence I assure you, with the world it would obtain little credit that my movements to the chair of Government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution: so unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful abode for an Ocean of difficulties, without that competency of political skill, abilities and inclination which is necessary to manage the helm.” ~ George Washington
  43. “Market bashers … might understand the claim that in some particular field, markets required no intervention–though they’d be skeptical–but the notion that, on general principle, complex systems ran themselves just fine without benign intervention seemed like it could only be the product of a quasi-religious faith. … Of course, this gets things almost precisely backwards. It is the idea that all order must be explained by a functioning mind at the helm, not its denial, that has the closet affinity to the religious instinct.” ~ Julian Sanchez
  44. “We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.” ~ Walter Isaacson

  45. “Sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.” ~ Jon Ronson
  46. “If I did not see that the Lord kept watch over the ship, I should long since have abandoned the helm. But I see Him! – through the storm, strengthening the tackling, handling the yards, spreading the sails – yes more, commanding the very winds! Should I not be a coward if I abandoned my post? Let Him govern, let Him carry us forward, let Him hasten or delay; we will fear nothing!” ~ Martin Luther
  47. “The human beings at the helm of the new nation [USA], whatever their limitations [slave owners, anti-democracy], were truly revolutionary. The theory of liberty born in that era, the seed of the idea, was perfect.More important, the idea itself carried within it the moral power to correct the contradictions in its execution that were obvious from the very birth of the new nation.” ~ Naomi Wolf
  48. “More women speaking up and seizing the helm of power can create its own momentum. It can change the culture that helps perpetuate those external forces.” ~ Nancy Birdsall

  49. “It felt really nice to not have anybody talking about numbers, and no one is talking about ratings. From my experience, it felt like there was one person running the ship and it felt like there was space for Jenji to be at the helm. That’s not what I’ve experienced in television before. It felt more akin to an interesting movie, where there were producers who were really excited by the work and wanted to make space for the director’s vision to be sort of shared with an audience. It felt more cohesive.” ~ Taylor Schilling
  50. “Los Angeles County government is a “Soviet-style system,” with too many people only sort of in charge and no person sufficiently at the helm to take responsibility.” ~ Zev Yaroslavsky
  51. “I think, as an actor, and particularly if you are playing the lead in something, you have to view yourself as the head of department for the cast. All of the other departments are accountable and have somebody at the helm who is leading them all the time, and I don’t think that the actors should be any different.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe
  52. “I was four when I first stood at the helm on my own.” ~ Laura Dekker

  53. “The President may indeed in one respect resemble the commander of an army in peace, but in another and more essential sense he resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek. He must sooner or later be convinced that a perpetual calm is as little to his purpose as a perpetual hurricane, and that without headway the ship can arrive nowhere.” ~ Henry Adams
  54. “I have known a great many politicians who have not managed to stay in power for 16 years. I have nevertheless already managed to remain at the helm for 18 years. I still want to achieve a great many things for my country. Experience is not a disadvantage here, especially as the head of government of a small country in a European setting that has become more difficult.” ~ Jean-Claude Juncker
  55. “What we’re seeing now is not just a backlash against feminism. When you look at guys like [Jesse] Helms in the ’80s or even Reagan and Bush, there was a real political backlash against feminism. This is different. This is a parodic recreation of the destruction of traditional masculinity. Look at these hollow men. Look at Steve Bannon who wears sweat pants, who doesn’t shave. Or Yiannopoulos who is just a clown. This is toxic masculinity. It’s new. To see it as a return to the past is a mistake. It’s the breakdown of traditional masculinity, rather than its retrenchment.” ~ Stephen Marche
  56. “Being an entrepreneur is really exciting for me. Whether it’s creating something or just building a company and giving others the opportunity to build a career, I think it’s exciting to be at the helm of these types of activities.” ~ Anousheh Ansari

  57. “Rhythms, beats, etc., are fundamentally central to my creative drive: my first instrument was the drums, nearly every band I have been involved in or at the helm of, is driven by rhythm, my band is driven entirely by rhythm, machine rhythm, and the purpose of the rock instrumentation is literally to speak the beats, to emulate the rhythms with guitars and bass, with very little articulation, and without being ‘progressive’.” ~ Justin Broadrick
  58. “Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly rising o’er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm.” ~ Thomas Gray
  59. “I just want to keep the diversity and the options open. In terms of what I’m looking for, I’d like to do a lead action role. Whilst I’m still young and I still have the looks, I want to take the helm and be a renegade cop, or something like that. He’s got to have a bit of an edge, but that would be nice.” ~ Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  60. “I just get the feeling that if Jesse Helms was in charge of art in America, you’d go into a museum and see nothing but prints of dogs playing cards.” ~ Elayne Boosler

  61. “I’m pretty sure no one’s reading action scripts saying, ‘This has got to be Ed Helms.'” ~ Ed Helms
  62. “I wrote a letter to the magazine [Time magazine] pointing out that [Richard] Corliss’s comparison of Christopher Lee’s Saruman to Osama Bin Laden, and the vastly outnumbered defenders of Helm’s Deep united against the Orcs to the “Coalition of the Willing” fighting the good fight against Muslim hordes, displayed the simplistic, xenophobic, and arrogant worldview that makes the government of the United States feared and mistrusted around the world. The editors claimed they had no space to print my brief letter, which I felt was dishonest and cowardly.” ~ Viggo Mortensen
  63. “As Aragorn said at Helm’s Deep, “There is always hope.”” ~ Viggo Mortensen

  64. “But strangely, [in] the original Matt Helm books, he’s just this super hardass assassin. They sort of made it into a sexy romp for the movies. The books are very, very dark. I also watched ‘OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies,’ which is a French film. They just made a second one, I think, which is based on like, 100 novels. They’re just fantastic. They’re set in the ’60s. A lot of the visual inspiration definitely came from 1960 James Bond movies and ‘OSS 177’ and also ‘Pink Panther’ movies.” ~ Adam Reed
  65. “He’s been on vacation for a year and month. Captain Kirk never left the helm when the Enterprise was under attack.” ~ Eddie Griffin

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