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Best Mariners Quotes of all times

Updated: 5 days ago

We often hear mariners quotes from famous and unknown sailors and mariners about the ocean, the sea, their vessels, their sailing journeys. The best mariners quotes you will find here are inspiring or funny but they all refer to a passion shared by boating enthusiasts all over the world.

We decided to share those mariners quotes with our readers and sailors friends because they are inspiring and often tell in a few words what members of our Coboaters Club feel or experience at sea. If you want to add your own preferred quote please contact us.

We hope you like these mariners quotes. Happy reading! You can also find them on our Facebook and Instagram page. Quote of the week is published every Monday on Coboaters accounts!

Recently added Mariners Quotes

"I wanted to win not as a woman, but at equal terms with all skippers." Kirsten Neuschafer.

"Spinnakers are perfect in lighter airs and flatter seas for crew to handle..." Unknown writer

"On the 8th day, God created RUM to prevent sailors from taking over the world"

An old mariner smiling with a pint of rum in his hand
An old mariner smiling with a pint of rum in his hand

Mariners quotes: Famous writers or artists

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end." Ernest Hemingway


"I need the sea because it teaches me" Pablo Neruba

"Free man, you will always cherish the sea!" Charles Beaudelaire, French poet

Sailor at the helm with Beaudelaire famous quote and Coboaters logo

Famous mariners quotes

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

"Red Sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors' delight." Ancient mariners


"For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; In this century he is starting to realize that, in order to survivie he has to protect it." Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the 20th Century

I wanted open air, adventures, I found it on the sea" Alain Gerbault

To young men contemplating a voyage, I would say, Go!" Joshua Slocum

Mariners quotes from anomimous writters

Land was created for boats to visit!

A Sailboat that sails backward can never see the sunrise


"To reach a port we must set sail - sail, not tie at anchor; sail not drift" Franklin D. Roosevelt


"Your autopilot may be your best crew but it will never be your best friend!"


"The sooner we learn how to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be" Ella Maillart, Swiss adventurer, Sportwoman. Early 1900.


"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." Van Morrison Irish Singer - Songwriter


"There are three sorts of people: those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea" Aristotle - Greek philosopher 384-322 BC


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