All that is told of the sea has a fabulous sound to an inhabitant of the land, and all its products have a certain fabulous quality, as if they belonged to another planet, from seaweed to a sailor’s yarn, or a fish story. In this element the animal and vegetable kingdoms meet and are strangely mingled.
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, 'Onward!'the sailors cry; Carry the lad that's born to be king Over the sea to Skye.Sir Harold Edwin Boulton
For when a ship is floating calmly along, the sailors see its motion mirrored in everything outside, while on the other hand they suppose that they are stationary, together with everything on board. In the same way, the motion of the earth can unquestionably produce the impression that the entire universe is rotating.nicolaus copernicus
Heaven, they say, protects children, sailors, and drunken men; and whatever answers to Heaven in the academical system protects freshmen.thomas hughes
Like sailors, we cannot change the weather or the direction of the wind. But we change the direction of our sails.bob rae
And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said "All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them" But he himself was broken Long before the sky would open Forsaken, almost human He sank beneath your wisdom like a stoneleonard cohen
Tell that to the marines the sailors won't believe it.walter scott
There are a number of places on marine charts where even the most weathered sailors point and say, “Right there, nothing can go wrong. Everything has to go right.” One place is the turbulent passage south of Cape Horn. Another is the dead center of the Indian Ocean.abby sunderland
They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In every port a mistress find.john gay
Tell that to the Marines the sailors won't believe it.
It is of great importance that the laws by which the contracts of so numerous and so useful a body of men as the sailors are supposed to be guided, should not be overturned.
Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends, And swell'd with tempests on the ship descends; White are the decks with foam; the winds aloud Howl o'er the masts, and sing through every shroud: Pale, trembling, tir'd, the sailors freeze with fears; And instant death on every wave appears.
"In the Navy we're concerned about health and about preserving health care because we don't get paid by the procedure. We get paid to have Marines and sailors healthy, and that's the same mission as the chiropractic profession..."
It's frustrating...it makes us look like drunken sailors.
"Whales are drinking all our water and eating our sailors."
But are sailors, frequenters of fiddlers' greens, without vices? No; but less often than with landsmen do their vices, so called, partake of crookedness of heart, seeming less to proceed from viciousness than exuberance of vitality after long constraint: frank manifestations in accordance with natural law.Herman Melville