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Port Quotes

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No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

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If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

 

If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Never break the neutrality of a port or place,
but never consider as neutral any place from whence
an attack is allowed to be made.
- Horatio Nelson

The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water,
and they must all have perished if they had not discovered
the port about the time they did.
- Junipero Serra


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It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

He enters the port with a full sail.
- Virgil

Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday,
the first of the month, at this port of San Diego,
truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
- Junipero Serra

It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
- Friedrich Schiller

The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea.
He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer,
a port to seek.
- Henry B. Adams

I got treated very badly in Texas.
They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas.
Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik,
though they'd never seen one and neither had I. - Janis Joplin

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
- Edmund Spenser

Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
- John Betjeman

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
- Michel de Montaigne

More than 54,000 jobs in the region are dependent upon
the Port of Philadelphia alone.
- Robert Brady

The sky above the port was the color of television,
tuned to a dead station.
- William Gibson

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship,
he would keep it in port forever.
- Thomas Aquinas

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in,
that determines the success of a voyage.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind,
and sometimes against it.
But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Port Security is one of our weakest security links,
and it must be one of our highest priorities.
- Kendrick Meek

Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
still standing for some false impossible shore.
- Matthew Arnold

One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
- Soren Kierkegaard

House Democrats have tried to increase port security
funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years,
and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
- Dennis Cardoza

Last week in the Homeland Security Committee,
Republicans were against port security;
and today,
one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda,
they're for it.
- Jim Clyburn

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome,
voyage, we came at last into port.
Immediately on landing I got together my few effects;
and,
squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest
and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials,
with the historic preservation people,
with the tribe, the local community,
the port of Port Angeles,
and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest.
- Norm Dicks

As, however, the port in reality lies in thirty-two
degrees thirty-four minutes,
according to the observations that have been made,
they went much beyond it, thus making the voyage much
longer than was necessary.
- Junipero Serra

When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress
toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our
seaports as well as our national economy which is so
clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation
that reviews the security implications of the Dubai
Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous
and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers

I represent the Port of Philadelphia,
and I know firsthand the important role that ports
play in the national and global economy.
I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating
impacts on the port system.
- Allyson Schwartz

In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment
to add $250 million for port security grants;
then again,
in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for
an additional $400 million in funding for port security.
- Russ Carnahan

In South Texas, we understand how vital port security
is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction
could be brought into a U.S.
port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
- Solomon Ortiz

We know that the most fundamental responsibility of
our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its
people and to protect and ensure our National security.
And clearly port security has been left in limbo.
- Vito Fossella

All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to
port are vital connections to the only force which
can balance our trade deficit:
export.
We must keep doing what we do best if we are going
to get America out of the red.
- Jo Ann Emerson

There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft,
without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked -
and laughed.
It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water,
and moor herself within my room - my daughter!
O my daughter!
- George Washington Cable

My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the
daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most
regular acting job I have had,
and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes.
- Amy Weber

There's loads of things you can do to make things easy for your throat,
you can drink a bit of lemon and hot water couple of spoons of honey,
you can gargle with port, I've done it a couple of times myself -
but don't swallow it!
- Cliff Richard

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet
would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was
kept in order and increasing by staying in port;
but know he finds,
I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth,
that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
- Horatio Nelson

The American people have every right to be outraged
with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal.
It is time the people's House make the security of
our Nation's ports a priority.
- Russ Carnahan

Over the last five years, the Administration and the
majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900
million for port security grants -
despite the Coast Guard's determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
- Solomon Ortiz

Only through the conscious action of the working masses
in city and country can it be brought to life,
only through the people's highest intellectual maturity
and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely
through all storms and find its way to port.
- Rosa Luxemburg

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven,
we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Marjorie Holmes

Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy
a market-based container fee which will provide new
revenue and make our system more equitable to the American
taxpayer and American manufacturers.
- Dana Rohrabacher

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions,
where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian,
and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
- Derek Walcott

This Congress has promised all manner of border security
and port security to the tune of billions of dollars...
yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port
security at only $900 million.
That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
- Solomon Ortiz

While port security remains one of our single greatest vulnerabilities,
it makes little sense to give operational control of
our ports to a foreign nation without first doing proper investigations.
- Dave Reichert

In my home State of Texas, the Port of Houston operates
as the United States' top port for foreign tonnage
and our second largest for total tonnage,
so I know how important this bill is for the protection of the American people.
- Michael McCaul

The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations,
being the port of departure for convoys,
naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.
- Alex Morrison

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone,
so adequate funding for port security is a significant
issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
- Bobby Scott

I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown,
Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New
Year's Eve and the following spring I booked myself
to be his opening act on maybe five shows,
and he hired me after the first night.
- Rick Danko

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre.
Three officers with the rank of lieutenant,
whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men,
came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me.
- Philip Gibbs

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S.
Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S.
airports needs to occur.
- Jon Porter

We also need to strengthen the security of our borders
and ports and strictly control immigration.
- Jim Ramstad

Ports are the gaping hole in America's homeland security.
- Dianne Feinstein

We have an extensive system of highways,
ports, locks and dams, and airports.
- Jerry Costello

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

And let us be frank, the security threats that emanate
from our ports come from foreign cargo.
- Dana Rohrabacher

Our ports and our borders are the most unprotected
fronts in the war on terror.
- J. D. Hayworth

Our ports are a vital link in national security and
it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale
to the United Arab Emirates government.
- Joe Donnelly

One of the most widespread myths about the deal is
that the Administration is outsourcing the security
of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
- Kit Bond

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

We do not wish to open your ports to foreign trade all at once.
- Townsend Harris

We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border
patrol to a foreign government.
We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States,
either.
- Robert Menendez

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent
on the trade and commerce that our ports provide,
and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
- Kendrick Meek

I was outraged to learn that the president wanted to
outsource operations at some American ports to the United Arab Emirates.
- Francine Busby

There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports
always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to
the price in the English market,
and not to sink the price of British corn to the price
in the continental market.
- Joseph Hume


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