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Ocean Quotes | Quotes About Ocean

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Quote Left The heart can think of no devotion Greater than being shore to the ocean.... Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left As I ebb'd with the ocean of life, As I wended the shores I know, As I walk'd where the ripples continually wash you Paumanok, Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,... Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left your old fashioned tirade— loving, rapid, merciless— breaks like the Atlantic Ocean on my head. Quote Right
by Robert Lowell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean is a mighty harmonist. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking. Quote Right
by James Russell Lowell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore. Quote Right
by George (Lord) Byron | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When I consider how my light is spent E're half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, least he returning chide, Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd, I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts, who best Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed And post o're Land and Ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and waite. Quote Right
by John Milton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. Nature Quote Right
by Ambrose Bierce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal. Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Under the general name of Commodity, I rank all those advantages which our senses owe to nature. This, of course, is a benefit which is temporary and mediate, not ultimate, like its service to the soul. Yet although low, it is perfect in its kind, and is the only use of nature which all men apprehend. The misery of man appears like childish petulance, when we explore the steady and prodigal provision that has been made for his support and delight on this green ball which floats him through the heavens. What angels invented these splendid ornaments, these rich conveniences, this ocean of air above, this ocean of water beneath, this firmament of earth between? this zodiac of lights, this tent of dropping clouds, this striped coat of climates, this fourfold year? Beasts, fire, water, stones, and corn serve him. The field is at once his floor, his work-yard, his play-ground, his garden, and his bed. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean is but a larger lake. At midsummer you may sometimes see a strip of glassy smoothness on it, a few rods in width and many miles long... Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale. Quote Right
by Alexander Pope | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I to the world am like a drop of waterThat in the ocean seeks another drop,Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men. Quote Right
by Homer | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, in a government ship, with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one's being alone. It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it? Quote Right
by Victor Hugo | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war Quote Right
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life. Quote Right
by David Herbert Lawrence | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left He winged away on a wildgoup's chase across the kathartic ocean and made synthetic ink and sensitive paper for his own end out of his wit's wa... Quote Right
by James Joyce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. Quote Right
by Kahlil Gibran | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Bengal jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our cities and the gardens of our sea-side residences. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I consider time as an in immense ocean, in which many noble authors are entirely swallowed up Quote Right
by Joseph Addison | ...go to quote |
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