Sailors And The Sea Quotes

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

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
George Herbert
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
Samuel Johnson
Praise the sea; on shore remain.
John Florio
Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.
Charles Davis
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
Francis Drake
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
James Russell Lowell
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Kenneth Grahame
Man marks the earth with ruin – his control stops with the shore.
Lord Byron
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
Mark Twain
I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.
Alain Gerbault
Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.
Thomas Fleming Day
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©
Joseph Beach
The sea hath no king but God alone.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.
Francis Chichester
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.
Jules Verne
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.
Seneca the Younger