Happy World Oceans Day 2015

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Today, 8 June is World Oceans Day. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet and the aim is to persuade people to use less plastic in order to reduce pollution. There are over 400 events planned worldwide to celebrate the day and to help the planet’s oceans.

The International Business Times has posted a list of quotes from eminent individuals about the oceans:

  1. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

  2. The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad

  3. One drop of water helps to swell the ocean. … None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.” – Hannah More

  4. Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” – H.P. Lovecraft

  5. How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

  6. Ocean is a mighty harmonist.” – William Wordsworth

  7. The least movement is important to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” – Blaise Pascal

  8. In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” – Rachel Carson

  9. The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

  10. Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.” – William Arthur Ward

  11. Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” – Heinrich Zimmer