Sailors And The Sea Quotes by Honore de Balzac, George Herbert, Samuel Johnson, John Florio, Charles Davis, Francis Drake and many others.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Praise the sea; on shore remain.
Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Man marks the earth with ruin – his control stops with the shore.
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.
Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.
There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen’s cafГ©
The sea hath no king but God alone.
Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.
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.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.