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

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the starts, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
–St. Augustine

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.
–Henry Beston

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.  Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.  Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
Lord Byron

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

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  1. It’s a shame, but I think Lord Byron is wrong now.

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