Quotes by William Falconer
30 quotes by William Falconer
A ship is said to be on the starboard or larboard tack, when she is close-hauled, with the wind upon the starboard or larboard side; and in this sense the distance which the sails in that position is considered as the length of the tack; although...
Quote by William Falconer about common sense, sense
Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.
Quote by William Falconer about consequences, mind, people
Hence a ship is said to head the sea, when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
Quote by William Falconer about heads
I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.
Quote by William Falconer about immortality, voice, spirit, soul, man
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Quote by William Falconer about common sense, sense, use, reason, god
In the time of battle the hammocs, together with their bedding, are all firmly corded, and fixed in the nettings on the quarter-deck, or whereever the men are too much exposed to the view or fire of the enemy.
Quote by William Falconer about enemies, fire, fire brigade, man, time
Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.
Quote by William Falconer about people, vice, society, life
Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed, it is usually divided into three squadrons; and these, if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
Quote by William Falconer about numbers, war
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
Quote by William Falconer about numbers, consequences, measure, moral
The diet of persons who live in the country is, I think, in general more wholesome than that of those who inhabit towns.
Quote by William Falconer about people, country
The disposition of a fleet, while proceeding on a voyage, will in some measure depend on particular circumstances; as the difficulty of the navigation; the necessity of dispatch, according to the urgency or importance of the expedition: or the...
Quote by William Falconer about expectation, circumstances, measure, enemies
The excellence of a road consists chiefly in its being protected from the reigning winds, and the swell of the sea; in having a good anchoring-ground, and being at a competent distance from the shore.
Quote by William Falconer about being, good, good luck