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When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. (Quote by - Willa Cather)

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down. (Quote by - Jean Anouilh)

The channel is known only to the natives; so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck. (Quote by - Thomas More)

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

He wrongly accuses Neptune, who makes shipwreck a second time. (Quote by - Syrus)

Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast False fires, that others may be lost. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds. (Quote by - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)

But hark! what shriek of death comes in the gale, And in the distant ray what glimmering sail Bends to the storm?--Now sinks the note of fear! Ah! wretched mariners!--no more shall day Unclose his cheering eye to light ye on your way! (Quote by - Mrs. Ann Ward Radcliffe)

Again she plunges! hark! a second shock Bilges the splitting vessel on the rock; Down on the vale of death, with dismal cries, The fated victims shuddering cast their eyes In wild despair; while yet another stroke With strong convulsion rends the solid oak: Ah Heaven!--behold her crashing ribs divide! She loosens, parts, and spreads in ruin o'er the tide. (Quote by - William Falconer)

Each man makes his own shipwreck. (Quote by - Lucanus)

A shipwrecked sailor on this coast bids you set sail. Full many a gallant ship ere we were lost weathered the gale. (Quote by - Epitaph)

Here and there they are seen swimming in the vast flood. (Quote by - Virgil Or Vergil)

In vain, alas! the sacred shades of yore Would arm the mind with philosophic lore, In vain they'd teach us, at the latest breath, To smile serene amid the pangs of death. (Quote by - William Falconer)

The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea. (Quote by - Ovid)

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

O, I have suffered With those that I saw suffer! a brave vessel (Who had no doubt some noble creature in her) Dashed all to pieces! O, the cry did knock Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

And fast through the midnight dark and drear, Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept Towards the reef of Norman's Woe. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Some hoisted out the boats, and there was one That begged Pedrillo for an absolution Who told him to be damn'd, in his confusion. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the brave, Then some leap'd overboard with fearful yell, As eager to anticipate their grave. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster. (Quote by - Philip Dunne)

Old age is a shipwreck. (Quote by - Charles de Gaulle)

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism. (Quote by - Josef Skvorecky)

He who has suffered shipwreck, fears to sail Upon the seas, though with a gentle gale. (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

Through the black night and driving rain A ship is struggling, all in vain, To live upon the stormy main; Miserere Domine! (Quote by - Adelaide Anne Procter)

In few, they hurried us aboard a bark, Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepared A rotten carcass of a butt, not rigged, Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats Instinctively have quit it. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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