37 Seafaring, Sailor, Maritime, and Ship Quotes

It Isn'T That Life Ashore Is Distasteful To Me

37 Quotes about Seafaring, Sailor, Maritime, and Ship.

Day of the Seafarers (IMO) is observed worldwide on June 25. It is celebrated to recognize everything that has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport.

Sailor Quotes – Ships Quotes – Seafarers Quotes


“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” » Brooks Atkinson


“Of all the things that man has made, now is so full of interest and charm, none possesses so distinct a life and character of its own, as a ship.” » Henry Van Dyke


Anybody Can Pilot A Ship When The Sea Is Calm. » Navjot Singh Sidhu


“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” » Robin Lee Graham


“They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters; these men see the works of the Lord; and His wonders in the deep.” » Book of Common Prayer


“I can’t control the wind but I can adjust the sail.” » Ricky Skaggs Shell.com


A Ship Is Always Referred To As She Because It Costs So Much To Keep One In Paint And Powder. » Chester Nimitz


“The good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather.”


“Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.” » John Masefield


“A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.” » Thomas Carlyle


“Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him.” » Charles G. Davis


At Sea, I Learned How Little A Person Needs, Not How Much. » Robin Lee Graham


“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” » Grace Hopper


“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” » Honore De Balzac


“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the sailor at sea, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”


“Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm.” » Navjot Singh Sidhu


Every Seaman Is Not Only A Navigator, But A Merchant And Also A Soldier. » William Petty


“If one does not know to which port one is sailing no wind is favorable.” » Seneca


“Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.” » Samuel Johnson


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” » William Arthur Ward


It Isn'T That Life Ashore Is Distasteful To Me. But Life At Sea Is Better. » Sir Francis Drake


“I was a tried seaman when, for the first time, I set foot upon the soil of my country, and took up my residence where my people had lived for over two hundred years.” » John Sergeant Wise


“Where there is sea there is pirates.” » Greek Proverb


“Ideals are like stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.” » Carl Schurz


Wind To A Sailor Is What Money Is To Life On Shore. » Sterling Hayden


“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


“That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can’t keep goal with hair like that.” » Brian Clough


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” » Jimmy Dean

Also see: Ocean Quotes – Sea Quotes


“Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.” » Charles Cook


Land Was Created To Provide A Place For Boats To Visit. » Brooks Atkinson


“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” » Vincent Van Gogh


“It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me.” » Paul Auster


“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” » Sir Francis Drake


“Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.” » Sir Francis Chichester – Seafarers awareness week


The Art Of The Sailor Is To Leave Nothing To Chance. » Annie Van De Wiele


“The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.” » Samuel Butler


” The wind that blows, the ship that goes and the girl that loves a sailor.”


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!” » Mark Twain


Twenty Years From Now You Will Be More Disappointed By The Things That You Didn'T Do Than By The Ones You Did Do. So Throw Off The Bowlines. Sail Away From The Safe Harbour. Catch The Trade Winds In Your Sails. Explore! Dream! Discover! » Mark Twain


“The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.” » Francis Herreshoff


“And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.” » John Motson


“Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.” » William Petty


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” » William A. Ward


Until You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore, You Will Not Know The Terror Of Being Forever Lost At Sea. » Charles Cook


“Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore.” » Sterling Hayden IMO


“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.” » Annie Van De Wiele


“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.” » Chester Nimitz


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