Sailing Quotes Sayings

Quotes and Sayings about Boats Boating and yachting

Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
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A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.

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Believe me, my young friend,

there is nothing – absolutely nothing –

half so much worth doing as

simply messing about in boats.

(The Wind in the Willows – by Kenneth Grahame)

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Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.  David Lee Roth

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Dear God…
Be good to me…
The sea is so wide…
and my boat so small.

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Don’t build a new ship out of old wood.
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Faith is the soul riding at anchor.  (H. W. Shaw)
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God bless this ship and all who sail in her.

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I had to sink my yacht
to make my guests go home.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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“Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters.” Howard Bloomfield

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I sure hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.
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If there is no wind…row !!
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If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it !!

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When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea.” -Whoopi Goldberg
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Only sailors get blown off shore.

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Pink in the morning,
sailors take warning.
Pink at night, sailors delight.

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Sail away with me.

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The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance. – Annie Van De Wiele
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The ocean has no compassion,
no law, no memory.
The more a man goes to sea,
the greater respect he has for it.(Joseph Conrad)

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The person rowing the boat
seldom has time to rock it.

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There are good ships and wood ships,
but the best ships are friendships.

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Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore.  Dream.  Discover.(Mark Twain)

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We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails.
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“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit. – Brooks Atkinson

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