225 Best Ocean Quotes to Help You Unwind

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The Most Famous Ocean Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it. — Sylvia Earle

The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. — Jules Verne

Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater. — Sylvia Earle

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. — H. P. Lovecraft

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. — Robert Wyland

I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. — Sylvia Earle

The sea is as near as we come to another world. — Anne Stevenson

The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey. — Enya

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. — Robert Henri

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. — Sylvia Earle

Short Ocean Quotes

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  • What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. — Saint Francis de Sales
  • The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. — Kate Chopin
  • Smell the sea and feel the sky. — Van Morrison
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. — Andre Gide
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. — Rumi
  • To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave. — Elvis Presley
  • All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. — Kabir
  • We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. — Thomas Fuller
  • The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home. — Larry Ferguson
  • Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. — Sonia Gandhi

Top 10 Ocean Quotes

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mahatma Gandhi

I am probably in the sky, flying with the fish, or maybe in the ocean, swimming with the pigeons. See, my world is different. — Lil Wayne

What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. — Saint Francis de Sales

Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it. Create an ocean from a dewdrop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you. — Muhammad Iqbal

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. — Kate Chopin

Smell the sea and feel the sky. — Van Morrison

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. — Andre Gide

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. — Rumi

Sunset is so marvellous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave. — Elvis Presley

Ocean Image Quotes

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Ocean quote by Bryan Procter

The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free! — Bryan Procter

Ocean quote by Robert Wyland

The sea lives in every one of us. — Robert Wyland

Ocean quote by Kathleen Quinlan

I filmed underwater for two days in the open ocean with dolphins. — Kathleen Quinlan

Ocean quote by Frank Ocean

Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself. — Frank Ocean

Ocean quote by Mooji

When the raindrop touches the ocean, can it tell a story. — Mooji

Ocean quote by Mooji

The ocean does not require that the waves are still to be more ocean-like. — Mooji

Ocean quote by Mitch Albom

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean. — Mitch Albom

Ocean quote by Rumi

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. — Rumi

Ocean quote The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.

Save The Ocean Quotes

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This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. — Barack Obama

The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies. — Imre Lakatos

Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest. — Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Any scientist can testify that a dead ocean means a dead planet .... No national law, no national precautions can save the planet. The ocean, more than any other part of our planet, ... is a classic example of the absolute need for international global action. — Thor Heyerdahl

I'm haunted by the thought of what Ray Anderson calls 'tomorrow's child,' asking why we didn't do something on our watch to save sharks and bluefin tuna and squids and coral reefs and the living ocean while there still was time. Well, now is that time. — Sylvia Earle

My position is this. If we can't protect sanctuaries, if we can't save the whales, the sharks, the fish, our oceans will die. — Paul Watson

The thing that has been weighing on my mind this week is that I wanted to go and save all the little live lobsters in restaurants and throw them back in the ocean. Imagine me being arrested for that. — Drew Barrymore

The health of life on Earth depends on its oceans. But unless we save our seas from the growing mounds of pop bottles, cigarette butts and plastic trash, soon there won't be much healthy sea left. — Zoe Helene

My sister was drowning in the ocean once, and my brother and I dove in and saved her. True story. She owes us her life. Its great leverage; we abuse it all the time! — Matt Barr

I try to use photography to move people to action to save the wildlife in our beloved ocean. — Tom Gruber

Inspirational Ocean Quotes

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Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. — Sarah Kay

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle. — Sri Yukteswar Giri

Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God. — Leonard Ravenhill

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea. — E. E. cummings

The ocean humbles you. You can go and win a world title, but you're never going to beat the ocean. — Stephanie Gilmore

Don't cross oceans for people who wouldn't cross a puddle for you. — Unknown Author

If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand. If my love were a star- late at night, only light. And if my love could grow wings, I'd be soaring in flight. — Jay Asher

Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching. — Yoko Ono

Into the ocean went a world more fantastic than any imagination could inspire. — Robert Wyland

Pacific Ocean Quotes

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It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. — Henry David Thoreau

The Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean are frozen in relation to each other. — Tim Marshall

It's a little place on the Pacific Ocean. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory. — Stephen King

China intends to become a two-ocean power - Pacific and Indian. — Tim Marshall

When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist. I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I’m dying to meet the artist. — Yasmin Mogahed

Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean... Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean. — Vladimir Putin

The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs. — Alan Kay

Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead. — David R. Brower

Having made the trip from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean myself going up up up against twenty-five hundred miles of the Missouri River, I can testify that it's one of the most arduous trips that anyone can make on this continent and yet I had a power boat to do it in. — William Least Heat-Moon

It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, ina 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. — Henry David Thoreau

Sky And Ocean Quotes

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The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. — Kate Chopin

Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. — Van Morrison

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everthing in me that is bewildered and confused. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth. — Heinrich Zimmer

I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought. — Helen Keller

I'll love you till the ocean Is folded and hung up to dry And the seven stars go squawking Like geese about the sky. — W. H. Auden

I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea. — Gary Paulsen

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. — Morihei Ueshiba

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't. — Christopher Paolini

We all drink from one water We all breathe from one air We rise from one ocean And we live under one sky — Anwar Fazal

Sound Of The Ocean Quotes

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Malibu: With sounds of waves crashing, and the ocean at the doorstep, you feel like you are hours away from civilization. And with L.A. traffic, YOU ARE. — Jennifer Harrison

A great number of soundings, mainly along the continental slope of the New England States were also taken by the vessels of the United States Fish Commission. Important soundings were made by the United States Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS in the Caribbean, during the winter of 1883-1884. — Alexander Agassiz

Without sounding too grandiose, the survival of the planet itself is at stake, you have rising sea levels, acidification of the oceans, immigration sparked by climate change, droughts that are much more severe. — Laurent Fabius

Between highway sounds I heard waves and thought how the curve of the coastline here had sheltered and nurtured live-born sharks, humans, and migrating whales. Here, at the edge of the continent, time and distance stopped; in the lull between sets of waves I could get a fresh start. — Gretel Ehrlich

The ocean is 20 minutes away. Nature surrounds me 24/7. I wake up to the sounds of birds chirping. I also love that I can go out to dinner in jeans and flip-flops. — Jordana Brewster

I missed Rosaleen's snoring the way you'd miss the sound of the ocean waves after you've gotten used to sleeping with them. I didn't realize how it had comforted me. Quiteness has a strange, spongy hum that can nearly break your eardrums. — Sue Monk Kidd

We sit in calm, airy, silent rooms opening upon sunlit and embowered lawns, not a sound except of summer and of husbandry disturbs the peace; but seven million men, any ten thousand of whom could have annihilated the ancient armies, are in ceaseless battle from the Alps to the Ocean. — Winston Churchill

Let my style capture all the sounds of my time. This should make it an annoyance to my contemporaries. But later generations should hold it to their ears like a seashell in which there is the music of an ocean of mud. — Karl Kraus

There are a lot of similarities between music and surfing. There's a rhythm to both of them and with sound waves and ocean waves, you see patterns, plus the breathing is all part of it. — Jon Foreman

If I could live in a tiny dwelling on a rock in the ocean, surrounded by the waves of the sea and cut off from the sight and sound of everything else, I would still not be free of the cares of this passing world, or from the fear that somehow the love of money might still come and snatch me away. — Cuthbert

Ocean Sea Quotes

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The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free! — Bryan Procter

The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The sea lives in every one of us. — Robert Wyland

We with our lives are like islands in the sea... The islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom. — William James

Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark. — Bob Dylan

Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now. — Sylvia Earle

She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar. — Janet Fitch

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. — John F. Kennedy

From the shore, the ocean is forever. It's a beautiful, dangerous place. Music is tied to the sea, born from the struggle, looking for hope. Because hope belongs in the dark places. — Jon Foreman

Love Ocean Quotes

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Once you experience being loved when you are unworthy, being forgiven when you did something wrong, that moves you into non-dual thinking. You move from what I call meritocracy, quid pro quo thinking, to the huge ocean of grace, where you stop counting or calculating. — Richard Rohr

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

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Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself. — Frank Ocean

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. — Lord Thomas Dewar

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. — Arthur Dewar, Lord Dewar

I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean. — James Cameron

Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind. — Marianne Williamson

The chief character in this narrative is the Caribbean Sea, one of the world's most alluring bodies of water, a rare gem among the oceans, defined by the islands that form a chain of lovely jewels to the north and east — James A. Michener

Let us throw ourselves into the ocean of His goodness, where every failing will be canceled and anxiety turned into love. — Paul of the Cross

The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean. — Laird Hamilton

Beach Ocean Quotes

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Think about it: it is easy to see God's beauty in a glorious sunset or in ocean waves crashing on a beach. But can you find the holiness in a struggle for life? — Harold S. Kushner

The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses. — William Manchester

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me — Isaac Newton

Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The beach is in our blood. Everyone in our family returns to the beach instinctively, just like the sea turtles. — Sandy Archibald

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. — Sandy Gingras

The ocean . . . cold and wild the surf, rushing in to overwhelm the beach, the wind, stinging my cheeks, enveloping me in total freedom. — Scott Holman

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. — William Goldman

I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine. — Sathya Sai Baba

Ocean Water Quotes

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Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence. — Kahlil Gibran

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy. — George F. Kennan

Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea. — Sylvia Earle

The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume. — Tony Hayward

[Jellyfish] are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful. — Karl Pilkington

Our air, water, soil, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, minerals, that is the wealth of the country. — Gaylord Nelson

There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Sea. It is the Gulf Stream. — Matthew Fontaine Maury

Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red. — William Shakespeare

Ocean Wave Quotes

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God is always seeking you. Every sunset. Every clear blue sky. Each ocean wave. The starry hosts of night. He blankets each new day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’ — Louie Giglio

Ancient Hawaiians say: When you're itching for the waves, the only lotion is the ocean. — Josip Broz Tito

You don't understand. You're not a wave. You're part of the ocean. — Morrie Schwartz

We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. — Alan Watts

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. — Drew Barrymore

You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss; you will get peace only when you again merge in Him. — Sathya Sai Baba

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The ocean does not require that the waves are still to be more ocean-like. — Mooji

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You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean. — Mitch Albom

Just as the ocean has waves or the sun has rays, so the minds's own radiance is its thoughts and emotions. — Sogyal Rinpoche

Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave. — Paul Walker

Beautiful Ocean Quotes

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Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see sharks. — Sylvia Earle

When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang. — Herman Melville

Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they've spent time in and around the ocean, and they've personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet's blue heart. — Sylvia Earle

The northern ocean is beautiful, ... and beautiful the delicate intricacy of the snowflake before it melts and perishes, but such beauties are as nothing to him who delights in numbers, spurning alike the wild irrationality of life and baffling complexity of nature's laws. — John Lighton Synge

I sail with you on the ocean of my dreams to a far away distant Place of great beauty and tranquility. where suffering and pain do not exist, where we give praises for our joy and happiness, where our Love interwines with Love for all things. — Rumi

Love turns man into an ocean of happiness, an image of peace, a temple of wisdom. Love is every man's very Self, his true beauty, and the glory of his human existence. — Swami Muktananda

My heart resembles the ocean; has storm, and ebb and flow; and many a beautiful pearl lies hid in its depths below. — Heinrich Heine

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean. — Natalie Gulbis

We can produce imagery to share the beauty of the oceans and what is there to protect. We can also expose the truths about overharvest, climate change, and habitat loss to give oceans a voice. — David Doubilet

The Bahamas are gorgeous. The deep trench in the ocean floor called the Tongue of the Ocean, which comes between the islands, is the most beautiful deep indigo colour. — Chris Hadfield

Drops In The Ocean Quotes

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We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. — Mother Teresa

When I open my eyes to the outer world I feel myself as a drop in the sea. But when I close my eyes and look within, I see the whole universe as a bubble raised in the ocean of my heart. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

Abundance is the natural state of the universe--of this there can be no doubt. Just as the number of stars in the heavens or drops of water in the ocean is beyond counting, so are the spiritual and material blessings that have been prepared for us. — Douglas Bloch

Every drop in the ocean counts. — Yoko Ono

Haters are a drop in the ocean. Theres that much more love — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Thoughts are like drops of water: with our thoughts we can drown in a sea of negativity, or we can float on the ocean of life. — Louise Hay

You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop. — Rumi

Little drops of water, little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land. So the little minutes, humble though they be, Make the mighty ages of eternity. — Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

There is no drop of water in the ocean, not even in the deepest parts of the abyss, that does not know and respond to the mysterious forces that create the tide. — Rachel Carson

They keep saying that sea levels are rising an' all this. It's nowt to do with the icebergs melting, it's because there's too many fish in it. Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. Simple. Basic science. — Karl Pilkington

Deep Ocean Quotes

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I'm an ocean, because I'm really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures. — Christina Aguilera

O my son! The dunya (world) is a deep ocean in which many have drowned! Let your ship be taqwallah (fear of Allah), and load your ship with Iman-billah (believe in Allah), and let her sail be tawakkal (trust) on Allah! Insha'Allah you will survive then. — Luqman

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth. — Christina Rossetti

A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. — Gloria Stuart

I want to challenge all of you as people of deep conscience, people who are environment stewards of the earth and oceans ... By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world. — James Cameron

Many of the tribal peoples of the world recognize that there are four places in nature where you can find deep peace and remember who you really are. One is in the deep woods; one is in the desert; one in the mountains and one near the ocean — Angeles Arrien

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. — Lord Byron

Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep? — Fanny Crosby

The deep sea is the largest museum on earth, it contains more history than all the museums on land combined, and yet we're only now penetrating it. — Robert Ballard

Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths. How many millions of dazzling pearls and gems are at this moment hid in the deep recesses of the ocean caves. — Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Blue Ocean Quotes

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For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light-our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance. — Ulf Merbold

It is never too late to go quietly to our lakes, rivers, oceans, even our small streams, and say to the sea gulls, the great blue herons, the bald eagles, the salmon, that we are sorry. — Brenda Peterson

With respect to the ocean being the heart of our blue planet: We are often asked, 'How much protection is enough?' We can only answer with another question: How much of your heart is worth protecting? — Sylvia Earle

The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies. — Bryan Procter

I believe seeing earth a small blue ball in the vast dark ocean of space, gives you a new perspective on life and what is important. You can see how small we are as compared to the universe and how fragile our lives are. — Anousheh Ansari

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. — H. P. Lovecraft

The green grass floweth like a stream Into the oceans's blue. — James Russell Lowell

There is a powerful recognition that stirs within us when we see our little blue ocean planet in the skies of other worlds. In an instant we can see how small, fragile, and alone we all really are. — Carolyn Porco

Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. — Robert E. Howard

We all have one idea of what the color blue is, but pressed to describe it specifically, there are so many ways: the ocean, lapis lazuli, the sky, someone's eyes. Our definitions are as different as we are ourselves. — Sarah Dessen

Ocean Conservation Quotes

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I had fought on behalf of man against the sea, but I realized that it had become more urgent to fight on behalf of the sea against men. — Alain Bombard

The wars of the twenty-first century will be fought over water. — Ismail Serageldin

Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void. — Fabien Cousteau

I hope that someday we will find evidence that there is intelligent life among humans on this planet. — Sylvia Earle

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself. — Rachel Carson

Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something. — Sylvia Earle

I said that the oceans were sick but they're not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans - there will always be life - but they're getting sicker every year. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

We know that when we protect our oceans we're protecting our future. — William J. Clinton

We're [Ocean Conservancy group] trying to convince people it's a bad idea to catch fish faster than they can reproduce. That should be a duh, but it's still going on. — Mark Powell

Throughout history, men have tried to play God by moving rabbits, goats, sparrows, mongooses, and a hundred other species to oceanic islands and island continents, and later have wished to God they hadn't. — Victor Blanchard Scheffer

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More Ocean Quotes

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I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me. — Isaac Newton

If you want to build a ship, don't summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The magnetic needle always points to the north, and hence it is that sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness. — Ramakrishna

Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Never lose hope. Stay close to Allah and when you mess up, go back to Him. Never, ever stop going back to Him. Repent often. Cry to Allah. And hold on tight-with your life-to His remembrance and to prayer. If you do this, you may get wet, but insha Allah never drown in this ocean of dunya. — Yasmin Mogahed

There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. — Dave Barry

I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people can't even swim. — Rickson Gracie

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

I want that love that moved the mountains. I want that love that split the ocean. I want that love that made the winds tremble. I want that love that roared like thunder. I want that love that will raise the dead. I want that love that lifts us to ecstasy. I want that love that is the silence of eternity. — Rumi

Attention is the key to life. Whatever you really give your attention to, you become. Whatever you really concentrate upon will come into your life. We grow into the thing that fills our thoughts as inevitably as the stream merges into the ocean at last. — Emmet Fox

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us will have to admit that we live out our lives in an ocean of fear. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. — Tommy Douglas

Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands. — Jean Batten

In Conclusion

Quotes about the ocean can also convey a sense of freedom and adventure. They speak of the endless possibilities and the sense of liberation one can feel while being near or on the ocean. Some quotes highlight the calming effect of the ocean, describing it as a source of peace and serenity. Others emphasize the ocean's ability to evoke deep emotions and its role in connecting humanity to something greater than ourselves. These quotes about the ocean capture the essence of its beauty and the profound impact it can have on our lives.

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