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1. “The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its , it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” – Vincent van Gogh

2. “Together, we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

3. “The sea does not like to be restrained.” – Rick Riordan

4. “Doesn’t matter how many times life drags you down. Never stop like the waves of the ocean.” – Anonymous

5. “Be the ocean fight alone, not everyone needs to know what’s going on in your mind.” – Anonymous

6. “Broken or tired, feel the waves—the ocean has healing power.” – Anonymous

7. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa

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

9. “If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.” – Nayyirah Waheed

10. “The beauty and mystery of the ocean, fills our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination.” – M. L. Borges

11. “We could learn to leave things alone and rest in the awareness, the ocean, rather than being thrown around by the waves. This is what meditation practice is all about.” – Gelong Thubten

12. “The human desire to obtain more is a sieve that can never be filled with all the water from the world’s oceans.” – Will Bowen

13. “She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black

14. “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

15. “We are like islands in the sea—separate on the surface, but connected in the deep.” –

16. “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

17. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.” –

18. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

19. “For whatever we lose—like you or me—it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” – E. E. Cummings

20. “The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears or the sea.” – Karen Blixen

21. “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran

22. “There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.” – Khalil Gibran

23. “The sea lives in every one of us.” – Robert Wyland

24. “Water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.” – Margaret Atwood

25. “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

26. “Advice from the ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.” – Anonymous

27. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

28. “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

29. “The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.” – Cornelia Funke

30. “That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in nature, all admit.” – John Joly

31. “A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor.” – Anonymous

32. “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” – Aristotle Onassis

33. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

34. “I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.” – Charlotte Eriksson

35. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wylan

36. “I wanted freedom, open air, and adventure. I found it on the sea.” – Alain Gerbeault

37. “Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.” – Erica Billups

38. “Let the waves carry you where the light cannot.” – Mohit Kaushik

39. “To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

40. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

41. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

42. “If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean, put your ear to the distant lips of a seashell.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

43. “Love ocean, he will not betray you. He will always send waves to inspire your life.” – Anonymous

44. “Be hard, be tough and stop trying like the waves.” – Anonymous

45. “You can never cross the ocean standing on the side of the shore. You can never fulfill your dream until you start working on it.” – Anonymous

46. “Be uncomparable like an ocean.” – Anonymous

47. “Be endless as the ocean and timeless as the tides.” – Anonymous

48. “Be in a long term relationship with the ocean. He is never gonna leave your side.” – Anonymous

49. “Have a heart like a deep ocean of secrets.” – Anonymous

50. “You can be an ocean, calm, beautiful, infinite or angry, harsh, and magnificent.” – Anonymous

51. “Increase your knowledge like a never-ending ocean.” – Anonymous

52. “Be fresh, free, and unstable like an ocean.” – Anonymous

53. “A drop makes an ocean. Gain knowledge day by day and be an ocean.” – Anonymous

54. “Be a healer like an ocean because the healing power of the ocean can never be underestimated.” – Anonymous

55. “Be an ocean, beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” – Anonymous

56. “In order to heal yourself, you have to be in the ocean.” – Anonymous

57. “You will love the ocean. It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.” – Lauren Myracle

58. “Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.” – Anonymous

59. “Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

60. “Rough seas make stronger sailors. Tough times build greater people.” – Robin Sharma

61. “Life is like the ocean—it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis

62. “The sea has boundless patience.” – Craig Robertson

63. “Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” – Suzy Kassem

64. “Life is like a river you have to keep flowing until you reach the ocean.” – Anonymous

65. “Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, but in the end, it is always beautiful.” – Anonymous

66. “The sound and smell of the sea cleanses my soul.” – Anonymous

67. “Your thoughts, feelings, and sensations are the waves of the ocean—coming and going. There are big strong waves and there are soft gentle waves; they are all water and all part of the ocean.” – Rose-Marie Sorokin

68. “Looking out over the ocean you can see reflections of God.” – Catherine Pulsifer

69. “Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.” – Anonymous

70. “The sea is a field full of miracles where it shows nature’s against destruction.” – The Grumpy Guru

71. “You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.” – Oprah Winfrey

72. “The ocean has a life of its own. Its tides, whirlpools, currents, and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions.” – Anthony T. Hincks

73. “Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” – J.K. Rowling

74. “To find the pearls in life’s ocean, you have to venture out far past the shore.” – Anonymous

75. “The ocean has always been a salve to my soul, the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.” – Jimmy Buffet

76. “No matter how rough the sea, I refuse to sink.” – Anonymous

77. “What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it.” – Cesare Pavese

78. “As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.” – Ivan Panin

79. “The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.” – Ovid

80. “Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest.” – George Washington

81. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

82. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

83. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

84. “Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” – Albert Schweitzer

85. “To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

86. “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.” –

87. “In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.” – James Russell Lowell

88. “Ideals are like stars—you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” – Carl Schurz

89. “Being out there in the ocean—God’s creation—it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy.” – Bethany Hamilton

90. “Walk down your own sidewalk, skate on your own pond, dive into whatever ocean invites you, and skip with joy at the myriad prospects that lay before you. Your life is not a mirrored reflection of someone else’s desires, but, instead, is the sparkling image you create all on your own.” – Catherine Pulsifer

91. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

92. “The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace.” – M. L. Borges

93. “I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” – Nnedi Okorafor

94. “Even when the sea is stirred up by the winds of self-doubt, we can find our way home. We can discover, in the midst of the waves, our spacious and wakeful awareness.” – Tara Brach

95. “A full moon sprinkled the black ocean with diamonds, and she could imagine fairies dancing in the silver foam that laced the huge, dark waves.” – Patricia Hagan

96. “‎I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I’m touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again.” – Lauren DeStefano

97. “The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched.” – Ann Brashares

98. “And the ocean, calling out to us both. A song of freedom and longing.” – Alexandra Christo

99. “At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood

100. “Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” – Sylvia Earle

101. “To me, the sea is like a person like a child that I’ve known for a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

102. “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

103. “Sand lines my soul which is filled with the breath of the ocean.” – A.D. Posey

104. “If peace flows like a river, may it flow into the ocean of our souls.” – J. Autherine

105. “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness—a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

106. “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

107. “It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.” – Jackson Pearce

108. “The Earth is a complex, fascinating place. From its vast oceans to its towering mountains, arid deserts, and , the beauty and wonder of our planet is truly staggering.” – Michael Bright

109. “While inner beauty stays permanent like an ocean. By all means, hold strong to your inner beauty.” – Edmond Mbiaka

110. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” – Anonymous

111. “You can’t cross the ocean of life just by dreaming about it, you have to jump in and swim.” – Debasish Mridha

112. “Water is the driving force in nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

113. “Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” – Heinrich Zimmer

114. “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of the outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

115. “If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee-deep in the sand.” – Crystal Woods

116. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

117. “Things aren’t always as they appear on the surface.” – Anonymous

118. “In the waves of change, we find our direction.” – Anonymous

119. “Great sea captains are made in rough waters and deep seas.” – Kathryn Kuhlman

120. “We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other terrible loyalty.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

121. “As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.” – Anonymous

122. “The sea knows no limits, makes no concessions. It has given us everything and it can take everything away from us.” – John Ajvide Lindqvist

123. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Be water, my friend.” –

124. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

125. “Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty—all at once.” – Anonymous

126. “Without the will or desire to achieve one is like flotsam on the oceans of time.” – Steven Redhead

127. “If you want to find a fish, look in the ocean. If you want to find yourself, look in your mind.” – Richard Gere

128. “Our giving to God is like giving a thimble of water to the ocean, or like giving a candle to the Sun. It seems so insignificant that we tend to lose the thrill of Thanksgiving.” – Steve Pease

129. “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve

130. “Our and stupidity are taking away the beautiful world of Arctic Ocean sea ice, which once protected us from the impacts of climatic extremes. Now, urgent action is needed if we are to save ourselves from the consequences.” – Peter Wadhams

131. “The ocean holds secrets, baby. It sees a lot and tells nothing.” – Lois Ruth Scott

132. “Your heart is like the ocean—mysterious and dark.” – Bob Dylan

133. “I don’t trust the ocean, either; it would kill me as soon as not. It doesn’t mean I’m afraid of it.” – Maggie Stiefvater

134. “I go to the ocean to say goodbye.” – Charlotte Eriksson

135. “The ocean has a rhythm, but it has no heart.” – Christina Henry

136. “We are the living contradiction, the commotion, in a sea full of truth.” – Dahi Tamara Koch

137. “May yours be the sparkle of light on the ocean.” – Lucy H. Pearce

138. “The deep roar of the ocean. The break of waves on farther shores that thought can be found.” – Anonymous

139. “The silent thunders of the deep. And from among it, voices calling, and yet not voices, humming trillings, wordlings, and half-articulated songs of thought.” – Douglas Adams

140. “Day after day, day after day, we stuck, neither breath nor motion; as idle as a painted ship, upon a painted ocean.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

141. “Let my toes teach the shore how to feel a tranquil life through the wetness of sands.” – Munia Khan

142. “We are all of life who stepped from the sea trading weightless journeys of the currents.” – Tamara Rendell

143. “You’re an ocean in my wine glass. You’re a Steinway on the beach. You’re a captivating audience, an exciting Rembrandt, a masterpiece.” – Charlotte M. Liebel

144. “May your love for me be like the scent of the evening sea drifting in through a quiet window, so I do not have to run or chase or fall, to feel you all I have to do is breathe.” – Sanober Khan

145. “But the sea which no one tends, is also a garden.” – William Carlos Williams

146. “Our love is as deep as the ocean.” – Anonymous

147. “I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.” – Anonymous

148. “You are the only fish in the sea for me.” – Anonymous

149. “If you want to know how much I love you, count all the waves in the sea.” – Anonymous

150. “Like pearls in the deep of the ocean. Like stars which enamel the sky. Like these is the love of a friend.” – Anonymous

151. “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

152. “Each kiss of an ocean wave is passed along, as long as there is life on and in the seas.” – Anthony T. Hincks

153. “Thought is the wind, knowledge is the sail, and mankind is the vessel.” – August Hare

154. “Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life. They bring new food for shore creatures and take ships out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse, and our own heartbeat.” – Tamora Pierce

155.  “The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.” – Martin Luther King

156. “I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.” – Gustave Flaubert

157. “Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms but she never sang her song.” – Santosh Kalwar

158. “Life is an ocean, fathom it.” – M. K. Soni

159. “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” – Enya

160. “Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.” – William Arthur Ward

161. “I feel we are all islands, in a common sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

162. “The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.” –

163. “We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.” – Anonymous

164. “You can never cross the ocean until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

165. “Follow the river and you will find the sea.” – French Proverb

166. “The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on earth everyone isn’t down there, I don’t know.” – Graham Hawkes

167. “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” – H. P. Lovecraft

168. “Our memories of the ocean will linger on—long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Anonymous

169. “It’s the sound of the sea that makes you believe in mermaids.” – Anthony T.Hincks

170. “It was one of those days when the ocean takes on all the colors of the and smiles up from the coral reef in glowing hues.” – Matt Warshaw

171. “I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.” – Avery Sawyer

172. “The sea is emotion, incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and reject all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” – Christopher Paolini

173. “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” – Charles Kettering

174. “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” – Anonymous

175. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

176. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” –

177. “There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor. It could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace its audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers.” – Cecelia Ahern

178. “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch

179. “Doesn’t it seem to you that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?” – Gustave Flaubert

180. “You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one—all you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drowning in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

181. “Together, we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

182. “To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?” – Walt Whitman

183. “Vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing.” – E.F. Benson

184. “The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.” – Phillip Diole

185. “Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Black

186. “There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

187. “It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me.” – Anthony T. Hincks

188. “Is this what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says, ‘Chicken of the Sea.’” – Jessica Simpson

189. “How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again?” – Timothy Joshua Chia

190. “There is something about the ocean that never fails to amaze me, the way she never fails to kiss the shores even though she is sent away, the way her waves can be both calm and terrifying and the way she never fails to soothe my soul.” – Tilicia Haridat

191. “You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you’re gonna take and which waves you’re not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.” – Alan Arkin

192. “The universe is an ocean upon which we are the waves. While some decide to surf, others venture to dive.” – Charbel Tadros

193. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham

194. “When she saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leaped inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.” – Sharon Brubake

195. “A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.” – Danish Proverb

196. “Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers comprehend its mystery!” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

197. “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” – Werner Herzog

198. “Treasures of the sea can be found at the beach. Let go and discover!” – Catherine Pulsifer

199. “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 everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


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