The best Quotes from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

The best Quotes from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. Its depiction of Captain Nemo's underwater ship, the Nautilus, is regarded as ahead of its time, since it accurately describes many features of today's submarines, which in the 1860s were comparatively primitive vessels.

Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.

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I dream with my eyes open.
It's really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning... and let anything better come as a surprise.
Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It's better that way.
Alluding to the extent of Florida, a mere peninsula confined between two seas, they pretended that it could never sustain the shock of the discharge, and that it would "bust up" at the very first shot.
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all.
While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert... that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.
What began as a common desire to secure wilderness for people to enjoy, has become a worldwide movement to preserve these areas for future generations. They're a place to escape the burdens of everyday life and an inspiration for our children. They're a haven for endangered species and a hotbed for scientific research.
Our Great National Parks - Season 1 Episode 1
Nature has to be felt.
We are not to tell Nature what she's gotta be! She's clever. She's always got better imagination than we have.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
You know, they say if you're scared of the thunder, it's really because you've got something else to hide.
Only innocent children and timid adults are scared of thunder. But you're not either of those... are you?
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew - 7,12
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
The human world... it's a mess.
Sebastian in The Little Mermaid
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.

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