Sailors And The Sea Quotes by Grace Hopper, Nicholas Monsarrat, Lord Byron, Jacques Yves Cousteau, William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson and many others.
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
Sailors, with their built in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world.
Man marks the earth with ruin – his control stops with the shore.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
We must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.
It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
Plan ahead: It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
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.