Sailing Quotes

Some quotes about sailing

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
George William Curtis
He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
Henry David Thoreau
My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
Dennis Conner
A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
Grace Murray Hopper
A sailing ship is no democracy; you don’t caucus a crew as to where you’ll go anymore than you inquire when they’d like to shorten sail.
Sterling Hayden
The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.
Ella Maillart
There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.
Joyce Brothers
Nothing comes sailing by itself.
Alexander Dale Oen
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
Augustus Hare
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You can’t believe how bleeding scary the sea is! There’s, like, whales and storms and shit! They don’t bloody tell you that!
Libba Bray
‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
David Hare
hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…
Van Morrison
A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.
Ami Ayalon
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
William Penn
To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
Judy Holliday
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

One thought on “Sailing Quotes”

  1. I want to have a huge stream passing right in front of my backyard and, sometimes I would sail there.

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