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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

My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean's edge as I can go.
- Henry David Thoreau, The Fisher's Boy

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
- e.e. cummings

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. - Isaac Newton

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. - Albert Schweitzer

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. - Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide

Beach Quotes
It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea---whether it is to sail or to watch it---we are going back from whence we came. - John F. Kennedy

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. - David Searls

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

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. - Vincent van Gogh

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I could never stay long enough on the shore, the tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought. - Helen Keller

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

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

In every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. - Rachel Carson

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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 sum total of all that lives is God. We may not be God, but we are of God, even as a little drop of water is of the ocean. - Mohandas Gandhi

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. - Rabindranath Tagore

Today is a smooth white seashell, hold it close and listen to the beauty of the hours. - unknown

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. - Job 9:8

You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them. - Psalm 89:9

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. - William Cowper

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Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Wisdom from Gift from the Sea
Hardcover mini-book with silver-plated seashell charm on a ribbon bookmark. 80 pages. Lovely gift!
Wisdom from Gift from the Sea
Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition
Gift from the Sea
Beach Wisdom
Beach Wisdom: Life Lessons From The Ocean
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Sand Dunes Dream
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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.
And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach. And He spoke many things to them...
- Matthew 13:1-2

If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
- Psalm 139: 9-10

But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. - Acts 21:5

There's a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of the sea. - Frederick William Faber

May the river of my life flow into the sea of love that is the Lord. - Rig Veda (sacred Hindu scripture)

You have come from God, you are a spark of His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss; you will get peace only when you again merge in Him. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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Serenity Seagull
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322426: Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology
By Kathleen Kudlinski

Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it.

With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet.

099708X: Ocean Coasters, Set of 6

Ocean Coasters, Set of 6
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  • Beach artwork with Scripture verses and quotes
  • Six designs
  • Cork backing
  • Coaster size 3.5" x 3.5
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