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Beautiful Ocean Quotes to Inspire You
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There’s nothing quite as soothing as daydreaming about the sea, sun, and waves.

Spending time by the beach is one of the true joys in life, which is why we have compiled this list of inspiring ocean quotes for you to turn to in times of stress, or when you’re planning a cruise vacation!

These sea quotes speak about love, wisdom, overcoming hardships, and remembering that nothing lasts forever – including the bad times.

Our Favorite Inspirational Ocean Quotes for Your Cruise

“Wild waves rise and fall when they arrive and that’s what makes the calm sea alive.”

– Munia Khan

“The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting its visitors.”

– Phillip Diole

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

– Anthony T. Hincks

“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”

– Van Morrison

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

– Holly Black, Tithe

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

– Mother Teresa

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“Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.”

– Christy Ann Martine

“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

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“Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.”

– Sylvia Earle

“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

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“Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to relax and coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get tide down. Make waves!”

– Author Unknown

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

– Jacques Cousteau

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

– Unknwon, A Path To Paradise.

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

– Robert Wylan

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“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

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.”

– Munia Khan

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

– Nayyirah Waheed

“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

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“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

“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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“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

“But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?”

– Joshua Slocum

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“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, By The Sea

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

– Isak Dinesen

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

– Mahatma Gandhi

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.”

– Kate Chopin

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Andre Gide

“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

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“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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

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“The sea lives in every one of us.”

– Robert Wyland

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

– Michael Bright

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“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.”

– Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great

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

– Heinrich Heine

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“Let the waves carry you where the light cannot.”

 – Mohit Kaushik

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.”

– Arthur C. Clarke

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“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.”

– Kahlil Gibran

“All I need is a good dose of vitamin sea.”

– Unknown Author

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Rough seas make stronger sailors. Tough times build greater people.”

– Robin Sharma

“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, Happy This Year

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“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”

– Beyoncé Knowles

“Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean.”

– Jimi Hendrix

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