Sailing And The Sea Quotes

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.

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A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Chester W. Nimitz
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Walter Scott
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
Francis Drake
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.
Ernest K. Gann
The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.
Jimmy Buffett
For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.
Hilaire Belloc
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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Bill Bowerman
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
Aristotle Onassis
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.
Ernest Hemingway
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon
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.
Tristan Jones