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Sailor Quotes

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A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

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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

Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore.
- Sterling Hayden

It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line,
though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
- John Locke

 

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

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

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every
Sailor and I had fun doing it.
Mother didn't really approve of it, through.
- James Cagney

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Although as a sailor I despised politics -
for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today -
conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude
towards political problems.
- Fritz Sauckel

A young sailor boy came to see me to-day.
It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage,
and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
- Maria Mitchell

I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.
- John Ratzenberger

I'm what you call a Depression sailor.
- Ernest Borgnine

We are imprisoned in the realm of life,
like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
- Anna Freud

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater
storms in politics than you will ever find at sea.
Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks.
You will find them all in politics.
- David Lloyd George

I have always found it difficult to wait for things -
whether it was to see my father or sailor brother,
Alan, again after their long sea trips,
or the chance of a better job, or even new curtains.
- Anna Neagle

One of the things that makes our military the best
in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier,
sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count
on their comrades should they need help -
that they will never be abandoned.
- Jon Kyl

Sailors ought never to go to church.
They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
- H. G. Wells

I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors
to beat it out if me with steel pipes.
- Patton Oswalt

Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.
- Edmund Waller

People actually get sponsors based on the merits of the Cup,
not on the merits of the sailors.
- John Sweeney

We don't have any sailors in Australia,
we have rowers.
- Ben Lexcen

Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors,
all having died of the scurvy, except two.
- Junipero Serra

But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very
honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead
and to be the representative of our soldiers,
sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington.
And it's been the greatest honor of my life.
- Hugh Shelton

People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm
trash because I have tattoos.
I find that insane because it's 2008,
not the 1950s.
Tattoos aren't limited to sailors.
It's a form of art I find beautiful.
I love it.
- Megan Fox

All things on earth point home in old October;
sailors to sea,
travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and
hollow and the long voice of the hounds,
the lover to the love he has forsaken.
- Thomas Wolfe

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration
the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists,
and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South.
- Roald Amundsen

Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers,
sailors, airmen, and marines and their families,
this Nation, along with our allies around the world,
would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly and live so freely.
- Lane Evans

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power ought to serve as a check to power.
- Charles de Secondat

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
- Langston Hughes

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

Whatever ought to be, can be.
- James Rouse

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy
ought to have the decency to get themselves buried,
and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have;
that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
- Ernest Holmes

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
- Kin Hubbard

Love may be or it may not, but where it is,
it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
- Honore de Balzac

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Courage is a special kind of knowledge:
the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared
and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
- David Ben-Gurion

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar;
never spread it about like marmalade.
- Noel Coward

We ought to have more women in various management positions,
because women are the ones who decide almost everything in the home.
- Ingvar Kamprad

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults
of thoughts on the unthinking.
- John Maynard Keynes

I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died,
but I don't.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember
that virtue is not hereditary.
- Thomas Paine

You can take a school like the University of Colorado,
with a selective admission standard.
It has a better caliber student going in,
so you ought to have a better caliber coming out.
- Roy Romer

Here I am, where I ought to be.
A writer must have a place where he or she feels this,
a place to love and be irritated with.
- Louise Erdrich

We ought to disarm Germany completely.
- George William Norris

When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the
fireplace going through those boxes.
There are things in there that ought to be burned.
- Richard M. Nixon

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man:
to know what he ought to believe;
to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
- Thomas Aquinas

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think,
and thinking where we ought to feel.
- John Churton Collins

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
- Thomas Fuller

But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse,
that we may work him according to nature.
- William Cavendish

War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided.
I want no war.
- Chief Joseph

The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought
to have the privilege of lying,
either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie
for the good of the state.
- Plato

The public lands are a public stock,
which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
- James Monroe

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

A wise man sees as much as he ought,
not as much as he can.
- Michel de Montaigne

To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous,
ought to be the same thing.
- Samuel Richardson

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.
- Howard Dean


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