quote by Horatio Nelson

Recollect that you must be a seaman to be an officer and also that you cannot be a good officer without being a gentleman.

— Horatio Nelson

Most Powerful Seamen quotations

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.

Seamen three! what men be ye? Gotham's three Wise Men we be.

Whither in your bowl so free? To rake the moon from out the sea. The bowl goes trim. The moon doth shine, And our ballast is old wine.

But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?

I do not know whether I have been a good seaman, but I know I have been a very faithful one.

For every Seaman of Industry and Ingenuity, is not only a Navigator, but a Merchant, and also a Soldier.

America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else; when discovered it was not wanted; and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. America was named after a man who discovered no part of the New World. History is like that, very chancy.

Great waves, and blaze with fire like them.

In beauty, but do not condemn,The seamen who embark and fail,But only those who will not sail.

He [Columbus] enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high, proud exultation that only a discoverer can experience.

Put together a seaman, soldier and airman and what do you get? The sum of all fears.

Every Sailor has the potential to lead," said Mullen, "I don't care if it's a seaman recruit or someone higher ranking than myself. Where there's a will, there's a way.

The humblest craft that floats makes its appeal to a seaman by the faithfulness of her life.

Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.

For there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence.

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second.

But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.

Columbus's doom-burdened caravels Slant to the shore, and all their seamen land.

The legislature have anxiously provided for those most useful and deserving body of men, the seamen and marines of this country.

I sat on cushioned otter-skin: My word was law from Ith to Emain, And shook at Invar Amargin The hearts of the world-troubling seamen, And drove tumult and war away.

They fought on with a devotion which would puzzle the generation of the 1980s.

More surprising, in many instances it would have baffled the men they themselves were before Pearl Harbor. Among MacArthur's ardent infantrymen were cooks, mechanics, pilots whose planes had been shot down, seamen whose ships had been sunk, and some civilian volunteers.

The colors that float from the masthead should be the credentials of our seamen.

There is no safety to us, and the gentlemen have shown it, but in the rule that all who sail under the flag (not being enemies) are protected by the flag.

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?

Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver, but less daring.

Thus with seamen: he who goes the oftenest round Cape Horn goes the most circumspectly.

God bless the soldiers and seamen, with all their brave commanders.

There's no way the future's over for Martin Keown, Tony Adams or David Seaman.

I've seen your stormy seas and stormy women, And pity lovers rather more than seamen.

A great philosopher in the wrong is like a beacon on the reefs which says to seamen: steer clear of me.

I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc... to find success writing children's novels.

I'm not trying to make excuses for David Seaman, but I think the lights may have been a problem.

Seamen have a custom, when they meet a whale, to fling him out an empty tub by way of amusement, to divert him from laying violent hands upon the ship.

One ship is very much like another and the sea is always the same.

In the immutability of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny.

As an enlisted sailor, I don't feel that the Navy is advancing me in rank fast enough, so I'm going to change my last name to Stains. My guess is they would rather promote me than to have to refer to me as Seaman Stains.

Those officers and men who were immediately under my observation, evinced the greatest gallantry, and I have no doubt that all others conducted themselves as became American officers and seamen.

Demon?” Gwen gasped out. Her back jerked ramrod-straight, and her face leeched of color. “Did you just say demon?” Oh, uh…did I say that?” Strider once again glanced around the plane helplessly. “No, no. I think I said seaman.