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The ocean and I have many pebbles To find and wash off and roll into shape.
The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so.
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean - roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin - his control Stops with the shore.
The sea - the truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.
The sea hath no king but God alone.
Love the sea? I dote upon it - from the beach.
I liked to sail alone. The sea was the same as a girl to me - I did not want anyone else along.
I do not love the sea. The look of it is disquieting. There is something in the very sound of it that stirs the premonition felt while we listen to noble music; we become inexplicably troubled.
The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of an old church in the country.
I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea.
A poor woman from Manchester, on being taken to the seaside, is said to have expressed her delight on seeing for the first time something of which there was enough for everybody.
There's never an end for the sea.


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