Sailor Quotes

    Sail through this Biggest Collection of famous Sailor Quotes about Sea and Sailing

    1. “I wanted freedom, open air, adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alain Gerbault, Sailor

    2. If you can sea it, you can be it. – theSeaholic

    3. “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

    5. “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

    6. “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
    ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    7. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
    ― Louisa May Alcott

    8. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
    ― Antoine de Saint Exupery

    9. “It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”
    ― Sir Francis Drake

    10. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
    ― Jacques Yves Cousteau

    11. “No literature is richer than that of the sea. No story is more enthralling, no tradition is more secure.”
    ― Felix Riesenberg

    12. “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a gray mist on the sea’s face, and a gray dawn breaking.”
    ― John Masefield

    13. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    ― Mark Twain

    14. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
    ― Helen Keller

    15. “To young men contemplating a voyage I’d say go.”
    ― Joshua Slocum

    16. “The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.”
    ― Isak Dinesen

    17. “He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.”
    ― Thomas Fuller

    18. “The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.”
    ― Carl Sandburg

    19. “Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”
    ― August Hare

    20. “The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.”
    ― Ella Maillart

    21. “To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness. Aboard a boat, it is frequently possible to achieve just that. That is why sailing is a way of life, one of the finest of lives.”
    ― Carleton Mitchell

    22. “All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.”
    ― John F. Kennedy

    23. “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
    ― Fitzhugh Dodson

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

    25. “The sea finds out everything you did wrong.”
    ― Francis Stokes

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

    27. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”
    ― Syrus Publilius

    28. “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

    29. “The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.”
    ― Edmund Gibbon

    30. “The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.”
    ― Ovid

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

    32. “There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.”
    ― Errol Flynn

    33. “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
    ― Kenneth Grahame, Writer

    34. “Confronting a storm is like fighting God. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an extraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting.”
    ― Francis LeGrande

    35. “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci

    36. “There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.”
    ― Thomas Gibbons

    37. “The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    38. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
    ― African Proverb

    39. “A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway.”
    ― Webb Chiles, Sailor

    40. “The sea drives truth into a man like salt.”
    ― Hilaire Belloc

    41. “The only way to get a good crew is to marry one.”
    ― Eric Hiscock

    42. “A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s.”
    ― Bernard Moitessier, Sailor

    43. “I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.”
    ― Bernard Moitessier, Sailor

    44. “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.”
    ― Bible, Psalms 107:23-24

    45. “He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and extract a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.”
    ― Walter Scott