An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The ocean moans over dead men's bones.


Thomas B. Aldrich (1836-1907, American writer, editor)


A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills.


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American author, editor, journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary")


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 (1788-1824, British poet)


Praise the sea; on shore remain.


John Florio (c.1553-1625, British author, translator)


He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.


George Herbert (1593-1632, British metaphysical poet)


I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.


John Masefield (1878-1967, British poet and novelist)


The sea complains upon a thousand shores.


Alexander Smith (1830-1867, Scottish poet, author)


The ocean is a mighty harmonist.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of a church in the country.


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