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25 Ocean Quotes

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XLI, v. 31)

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. CXXXIX, v. 9-10)

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Once more upon the waters! yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 2)

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The sea is flowing ever, The land retains it never.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Hikmet Nameh--Book of Proverbs

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The sea appears all golden Beneath the sun-lit sky.

Heinrich Heine Quotes , Source: Book of Songs--New Poems--Seraphina (no. 15)

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Ye waves That o'er th' interminable ocean wreathe Your crisped smiles.

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Prometheus Chained (l. 95)

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The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. XXI, v. 1)

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When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XXXVIII, v. 9-11)

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Deep calleth upon deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. XLII, v. 7)

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The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Luria (act I)

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That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,-- Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: Thanatopsis (l. 43)

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Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean--roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin--his control Stops with the shore.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 179)

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Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow, Such as Creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 182)

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The image of Eternity--the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 183)

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And I have loved them, Ocean! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like shy bubbles, onward; from a boy I wanton'd with thy breakers. . . . . And laid my hand upon thy mane--as I do here.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 184)

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There's not a sea the passenger e'er pukes in, Turns up more dangerous breakers than the Euxine.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 5)

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What are the wild waves saying, Sister, the whole day long, That ever amid our playing I hear but their low, lone song?

Joseph Edwards Carpenter Quotes , Source: What are the Wild Waves Saying?

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I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more.

Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter) Quotes , Source: The Sea

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The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.

Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter) Quotes , Source: The Sea

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The great fishpond (the sea).

Thomas Dekker Quotes , Source: The Honest Whore (pt. I, act I, sc. 2)

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Behold the Sea, The opaline, the plentiful and strong, Yet beautiful as is the rose in June, Fresh as the trickling rainbow of July; Sea full of food, the nourisher of kinds, Purger of earth, and medicine of men; Creating a sweet climate by my breath, Washing out harms and griefs from memory, And, in my mathematic ebb and flow, Giving a hint of that which changes not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Sea Shore

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Alone I walked on the ocean strand, A pearly shell was in my hand; I stooped, and wrote upon the sand My name, the year, the day. As onward from the sport I passed, One lingering look behind I cast, A wave came rolling high and fast, And washed my lines away.

Hannah Flagg Gould Quotes , Source: A Name in the Sand

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Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 14)

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There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowells of the earth, many a fair pearle in the bosome of the sea, that never was seene nor never shall bee.

Bishop Joseph Hall Quotes , Source: Contemplations--Veil of Moses (I, VI, p. 872)

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The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast; And the woods against a stormy sky, Their giant branches toss'd.

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

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