The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.
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- The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.
- No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.
- There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.
- A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking.
- We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
- The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.