Old age is a shipwreck.
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
The only sea I saw Was the seesaw sea With you riding on it. Lie down, lie easy. Let me shipwreck in your thighs.
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.
When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it.
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.
Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution... Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress.
When his companions wished to return to their country, and asked him what message he wished them to carry home, he bade them say this: that children ought to be provided with property and resources of a kind that could swim with them even out of a shipwreck.
Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked.
The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.
The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea.
Shakespeare, in a play, brought in a number of men saying they had suffered shipwreck in Bohemia, where there is no sea by some 100 miles.