Selected Quotes about Sailing

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

I long for the solitude of a sunset at sea, and the chill of the breeze coming in with the eve. For the motion of my boat, as she swings on her rode, and the beauty of the stars, in the evenings last glow. -- R.C. Gibbons

A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. -- Grace Murray Hopper

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

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