The Sea Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old the sea quotes, the sea sayings, and the sea proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves. Rolf Edberg
Even in the vast and mysterious reaches of the sea we are brought back to the fundamental truth that nothing lives to itself. Rachel Carson
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite. William Shakespeare
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. Aristotle Onassis
That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. John Joly
The sea lives in every one of us. Wyland
The sea is as near as we come to another world. Anne Stevenson
The great sea makes one a great sceptic. Richard Jefferies
The sea hath no king but God alone... Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home... Christopher Columbus
The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Bryan W. Procter
After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world. Pam Shaw
Life is as inexorable as the sea. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The cure for anything is salt water sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen
The waves of the sea get back to me. Jill Davis
....the sea changes color, but the sea does not change. Stevie Nicks
A smooth sea never made skilled mariner. English Proverb
Follow the river and you will find the sea. French Proverb
The glitter of the sea was like a glass in my eyes. Elyse Sommer
The sea is like a human being ... always moving, always something deep in itself stirring it ... always wanting. Elyse Sommer
The sea has an oily sheen to it, like an empty swimming pool. Elyse Sommer
The sea are the heart's blood of the Earth. Hugh Rawson
The sea hates a coward. Hugh Rawson
Down to the sea we go / Down to a world I know / There's never been / There's never been / A child born of sea and shore. Patty Silversher
Down to the sea we go / Down to the world below / A journey to bless / A princess to be / Under the sun, and under the sea. Patty Silversher
The sea refuses no river / And right now / This river's banks are blown. Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
The sea refuses no river / And rain fills the gutters / No time for stutters. Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
The sea refuses no river / Whether starving and ill / Or strung on some pill / Just 'cause you own the land / There's no unique hand plugs the dam. Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
They love the sea, / Men who ride on it / And know they will die / Under the salt of it Carl Sandburg
IN deep vague spaces of the lonely sea / She deemed her soulless life was almost fair, / Yet ever dreamed that in the upper air / Lay happiness--supreme in mystery; Edith Nesbit