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Making waves

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Making waves

The waves in the ocean call our attention as they display their strength and power, Through them, we see the greatness of Mother Nature. Here are quotes about the ocean and her waves to remind us of some relevant realities:

You must not lose faith in humanity. It’s like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. —Mahatma Gandhi

We know only too well that what we’re doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. —Mother Teresa

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There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. —Dave Barry

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive. In this century, he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. —Jacques Yves Cousteau

Water seeks its own level. Look at them: The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. They’re the world’s great rivers—and every one of them finds its way to the ocean. —Alison McGhee

You never really know whether what’s coming is a small wave or a big one. All you can do is hope that, when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity. —Alysha Speer

There are times when the ocean is not the ocean—not blue, not even water, but some violent explosion of energy and danger. It has ferocity on a scale that only gods can summon. It hurls itself at the island, sending spray over the top of the lighthouse, and biting pieces off the cliff. And the sound is the roaring of a beast whose anger knows no limits. Those are the nights when the light is needed most. —ML Stedman

Inner peace can block any windy weather. —Lailah Gifty Akita

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