Ship Inspired Quotations

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”                                                                                                                                   Benjamin Franklin

“Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.”                                                                                         Epictetus

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”                                                                                   Thomas Aquinas

“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”                                                                                                       Henrik Ibsen

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”                                                                                                                      Omar N. Bradley

“A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.”                                                                                                                                                  Herman Melville

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”                                                                                                           Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers.”                                                                                    Horatio Nelson

“There can be only one Captain to a ship.”                                                                                                                                                                 Thomas John Barnardo

“Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we’re building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.”                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“It takes a big idea to attract the attention of consumers and get them to buy your product. Unless your advertising contains a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night. I doubt if more than one campaign in a hundred contains a big idea.”                                                                                                                                              David Ogilvy

“Ships are a strange kind of commodity because they’re very lumpy, very big individual units, but they’re commodities.”                                                                                                                                                                                             Wilbur Ross

“You can never tell what ships are worth.”                                                                                                                                                                    Stavros Niarchos

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”                                                                                                                      Warren Buffett

“Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.”                                                                                                                                          Jean-Paul Sartre

“Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.”                                                                                                                                Werner Herzog

“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.”                                                                                                                                                 William Shakespeare

“Vessels large may venture more, but little boats should keep near shore.”                                                                                                             Benjamin Franklin

“If you want to sail big ships, go where the water is deep.”                                                                                                                                      Conrad Hilton

“If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.”                                                                           John Enoch Powell

“History is the ship carrying living memories to the future.”                                                                                                                                       Stephen Spender

“A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”                                                                                                                                              Thomas Carlyle

“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”                                                                                                                                                                        Dale Carnegie

“The small force that it takes to launch a boat into the stream should not be confused with the force of the stream that carries it along: but this confusion appears in nearly all biographies.”                                                                              Friedrich Nietzsche

“It’s not the towering sail, but the unseen wind that moves the ship”

“Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.”

“Give a man a horse he can ride, give a man a boat he can sail; and his rank and wealth, his strength and health on sea nor shore shall fail.”                                                                                                                                                         James Thomson

“We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow’s nest of that ship.”                                                                                                                                               John Lennon

“Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Woody Allen

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give him a fishing lesson and he’ll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend.”                                                                                                                                                                                    Alex Blackwell

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