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My ship was also in better condition than when she
by Joshua Slocum

My ship was also in better condition than when she
sailed from Boston on her long voyage.
She was still as sound as a nut, and as tight as the best ship afloat.
She did not leak a drop - not one drop!
- Joshua Slocum

Nothing escapes the vigilance of the New South Wales police;
their reputation is known the world over.
- Joshua Slocum

It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course,
so far as I know.
The young man having come on board with compliments
made the mishap most embarrassing.
- Joshua Slocum

They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information,
and they were the first to meet me.
Some one said they came to arrest me,
and - well, let it go at that.
- Joshua Slocum

 

Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss,
else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance.
The term of her probation was eight days.
- Joshua Slocum

To be taken into account were some years of schooling,
where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws,
and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas;
it was worth the while.
- Joshua Slocum

Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage.
I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound
more than when I sailed from Boston.
- Joshua Slocum

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Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare.
The same might have been said of the sea.
The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself.
She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves.
- Joshua Slocum

And now, without having wearied my friends,
I hope, with detailed scientific accounts,
theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have
endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself.
- Joshua Slocum

If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage,
it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered.
She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow-wow about the dangers of the sea.
- Joshua Slocum

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

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

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights
in the stormiest of nights.
- Giotto di Bondone

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We need to learn to set our course by the stars,
not by the light of every passing ship.
- Omar N. Bradley

A ship has a soul.
- John Rhodes Sturdy

When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people,
and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
- John Hawkes

A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.
- Eileen Caddy

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

We did not all come over on the same ship,
but we are all in the same boat.
- Bernard Baruch

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
- Faye Wattleton

A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs
so much to keep one in paint and powder.
- Chester W. Nimitz

Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
- Edvard Munch

A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a
crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire
when they'd like to shorten sail.
- Sterling Hayden

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

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship.
The rules of architecture never built a house.
- Thomas Reid

'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
- Thomas Fuller

Anybody can pilot a ship when the sea is calm.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast;
for I intend to go in harm's way.
- John Paul Jones

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
- John Bunyan

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

From the ship all things were taken out,
so that the clothes which I took with me on my back I only had.
- Will Adams

We have our factory, which is called a stage.
We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans.
- Cary Grant

The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command
her on the 16th of August 1787.
- William Bligh

I can't tell you how much we laughed on the set to
have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big,
furry dog that's flying a space ship.
- Mark Hamill

All we had aboard the ship that morning was one Annapolis
graduate and three reserves.
- Barney Ross

The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show,
especially when they're renegotiating contracts.
- Patrick Stewart

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

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends,
it simply means the river bends.
- J. Enoch Powell

A small leak can sink a great ship.
- Benjamin Franklin

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!
- Jon Heder

Around the property I have here, I'm about to put an all weather race track.
I'm about to build stables.
I'm about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England.
- Davy Jones

We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired.
We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan.
- Shaukat Aziz

The railroad originally was as completely dissociated
from steam propulsion as was the ship.
- John Moody

We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
- Judy Holliday

Remember Star Trek? They're on this huge ship and they've got all these people,
right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some
mission and one of them gets killed.
- Josh Holloway

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

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks,
many people all around will be sucked down with it.
- Pablo Picasso

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder,
liable to be stranded at any moment.
- Owen Feltham

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing
that assures the prosperous voyage.
- George William Curtis

If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever,
there are heroes who rise above it.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it,
but hard work is what keeps the ship moving.
Good luck means, work hard.
Keep up the good work.
- Kevin Eubanks

It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
- Robert Bork

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

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

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war
as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
- Guy de Maupassant

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

Not only I lost what I had in the ship,
but from the captain and the company generally what
was good or worth the taking was carried away;
all which was done unknown to the emperor.
- Will Adams

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder.
Vietnam was left to its own devices,
drifting along towards its fate.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

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


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