Sailing And The Sea Quotes by Chester W. Nimitz, Walter Scott, Helen Keller, Louisa May Alcott, Francis Drake, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and many others.
A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
It’s remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
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.
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea
And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
If you can not arrive in daylight, then stand off well clear, and wait until dawn. After all, that’s one of the things God made boats for- to wait in.