The Eudemian Summary ascribes to Thales the invention of the theorems on the equality of vertical angles, the equality of the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle, the bisection of a circle by any diameter, and the congruence of two triangles having a side and the two adjacent angles equal respectively. The last theorem he applied to the measurement of the distances of ships from the shore. Thus Thales was the first to apply theoretical geometry to practical uses.
He could not even stand up to review his fleet when the ships were already at their fighting stations, but lay on his back and gazed up at the sky, never rising to show that he was alive until Marcus Agrippa had routed the enemy.
For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which like ships they steer their courses.
When boats or ships came near him He tinkledy-binkledy-winkled a bell.Edward Lear
Helen, whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drewa thousand ships toTenedos.Christopher Marlowe
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.william greenough thayer shedd
Loose lips sink ships.
He could not even stand up to review his fleet when the ships were already at their fighting stations, but lay on his back and gazed up at the sky, never rising to show that he was alive until Marcus Agrippa had routed the enemy.augustus
For me the Koenigsberg longshoremen had beauty; the Polish jimkes on their grain ships had beauty; the broad freedom of movement in the gestures of the common people had beauty. Middle-class people held no appeal for me at all. Bourgeois life on the whole seemed to me pedantic.käthe kollwitz
The death of a man is like the fall of a mighty nation That had valiant armies, captains, and prophets, And wealthy ports and ships all over the seas.czesław miłosz
“The ship’s orchestra of eight young men were standing knee deep in water playing.”steve turner
We have met the enemy and they are ours two ships, two brigs, one schooner and a sloop.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings.
To the art of mechanics is owing all sorts of instruments to work with, all engines of war, ships, bridges, mills, curious roofs and arches, stately theatres, columns, pendent galleries, and all other grand works in building. Also clocks, watches, jacks, chariots, carts and carriages, and even the wheel-barrow. Architecture, navigation, husbandry , and military affairs, owe their invention and use to this art.
And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Like ships that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity.thomas moore
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters.
Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.william wordsworth
For Rhime the Rudder is of Verses, With which like ships they steer their courses.