Sailors And The Sea Quotes by George Herbert, Leonardo da Vinci, Kenneth Grahame, John Florio, Samuel Johnson, Jerome K. Jerome and many others.
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Praise the sea; on shore remain.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned… a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing. It comes as near to flying as man has got to yet – except in dreams.
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.
There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
The sea hath no king but God alone.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.