Sunday, June 10, 2012

Inspiring quotes on ship ,sailing, and sea

I find the great thing in this world is not so much
where we stand, as in what direction we are moving
- 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.

They come! Ships call!
The hooves of night, the horses of the sea
come on below their manes of darkness.
And forever the river runs.
Deep as the tides of time and memory,
deep as the tides of sleep, the river runs.
Thomas Wolf

...there was a grandeur in everything around
which gave a solemnity to the scene, a silence
and solitariness which affected every part!
No human being but ourselves for miles; and no sound
heard but the pulsations of the great Pacific!
Richard Henry Dana

Our voyage hade commenced, and at last
we were away, gliding through the clean water
past the reeds. Care was lifted from our shoulders,
for we were free from advice, pessimism,officialism, heat and hot air.
Adlard Coles

There is, one knows not what sweet
mystery about this sea, whose
gently awful stirrings seems to speak
of some hidden soul beneath...
Herman Melville

It's remarkable how quickly a good
and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening
frustrations of shore living.
Ernest K. Gann

If one does not know to which port one
is sailing no wind is favorable.

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
Willa Cather

A ship in the harbor is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
William Shedd


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