Ocean Quotes

Find Ocean Quotes About Sea Life, Sailing, & Water

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- Andrew Gide
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“Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.” — John Tyndall

“Every wave, regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself.” — Stefan Zweig

“May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.” — Johnny Depp

“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” — Isaac Newton

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” — Mother Teresa

"Praise the sea; on shore remain." -- John Florio
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“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
— E. E. Cummings

“Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.” — H. M. Tomlinson

“Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.” — Ambrose Bierce

"Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go." -- Blaise Pascal
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“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” — Thomas Fuller

“A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” — William Wordsworth

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” — Henry David Thoreau

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." -- Henry David Thoreau
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“The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.” — Annie Dillard

“Never a ship sails out of the bay
But carries my heart as a stowaway.”
— Roselle Mercier Montgomery

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” — Isak Dinesen

“Filthy water cannot be washed.” — African Proverb

"In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans." -- Kahlil Gibran
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“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” — Mother Teresa

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” — William Shakespeare

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” — Albert Schweitzer

"Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses." -- Lord Dewar
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“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” — Robert Henri

“If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” — Vincent van Gogh

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea." -- Honore de Balzac
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“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don’t let yourself indulge in vain wishes.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“Water is the mother of the vine,
The nurse and fountain of fecundity,
The adorner and refresher of the world.”
— Charles Mackay

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” — Joseph Conrad

"The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“I dropped a tear in the ocean, and whenever they find it I’ll stop loving you, only then.”

“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”

“If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I’d still swim. And I’d despise the one who gave up.” — Abraham Maslow

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected."
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“I walked beside the evening sea
and dreamed a dream that could not be;
the waves that plunged along the shore
said only: “Dreamer, dream no more!”
— George William Curtis

“The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.” — Rabindranath Tagore

"Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little." -- Paul Carvel
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“I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.” — Christina Aguilera

“Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.”
— William Wordsworth

"It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage." -- George William Curtis
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“Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt;
And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.”
— William Shakespeare

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The great sea makes one a great sceptic.” — Richard Jefferies

"There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates." -- James Russell Lowell
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“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” — David Searls

“As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, all my dreams, come back to me.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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