Great ships ask deep waters. [ Proverb ]
Ships fear fire more than water. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The true ship is the ship builder. [ Emerson ]
Like ships that have gone down at sea,
When heaven was all tranquillity. [ Moore ]
And let our barks across the pathless flood
Hold different courses. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Alas, by what rude fate
Our lives, like ships at sea, an instant meet.
Then part forever on their courses fleet. [ E. C. Stedman ]
Unhappy he! who from the first of joys.
Society, cut off, is left alone
Amid this world of death. Day after day.
Sad on the jutting eminence he sits,
And views the main that ever toils below;
Still fondly forming in the farthest verge,
Where the round ether mixes with the wave.
Ships, dim-discovered, dropping from the clouds;
At evening, to the setting sun he turns
A mournful eye, and down his dying heart
Sinks helpless. [ Thomson ]
And as great seamen, using all their wealth
And skills in Neptune's deep invisible paths.
In tall ships richly built and ribbed with brass,
To put a girdle round about the world. [ Geo. Chapman ]
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing.
Only a signal shewn and a distant voice in the darkness:
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another.
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. [ John A. Shedd ]
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. [ Samuel Johnson ]
And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
The waves of life toss our destinies like seaweeds detached from the rock. Houses are ships which receive but passengers. [ E. Souvestre ]
Guns, swords, batteries, armies and ships of war are set in motion by man for the subjugation of an enemy. Women bring conquerors to their feet with the magic of their eyes. [ Dr. J. V. C. Smith ]
As ships meet at sea a moment together, when words of greeting must be spoken, and then away upon the deep, so men meet in this world; and I think we should cross no man's path without hailing him, and if he needs giving him supplies. [ Beecher ]