Top 15 Quotes and Sayings about "SEAMAN"

1

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

--- William Petty

2

"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."

--- Brad Wilkerson

3

"That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can't keep goal with hair like that."

--- Brian Clough

4

"It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity."

--- Charles Horton Cooley

5

"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."

--- Samuel Eliot Morison

6

"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."

--- Samuel Eliot Morison

7

"When young Galileo, then a student at Pisa, noticed one day during divine service a chandelier swinging backwards and forwards, and convinced himself, by counting his pulse, that the duration of the oscillations was independent of the arc through which it moved, who could know that this discovery would eventually put it in our power, by means of the pendulum, to attain an accuracy in the measurement of time till then deemed impossible, and would enable the storm-tossed seaman in the most distant oceans to determine in what degree of longitude he was sailing?"

--- Hermann von Helmholtz

8

"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

9

"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."

--- Michael Mullen

10

"I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'."

--- James Callaghan

11

"The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep."

--- Laurence J. Peter

12

"I was a tried seaman when, for the first time, I set foot upon the soil of my country, and took up my residence where my people had lived for over two hundred years."

--- John Sergeant Wise

13

"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."

--- Joseph Conrad

14

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

--- Joseph Conrad

15

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

--- Joseph Conrad