Salty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old salty quotes, salty sayings, and salty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Salt water is cleansing, be it sweat, the ocean, or tears.     

Jennifer Nettles

Salt is like good-humor, and nearly every thing is better for a pinch of it.     

Louisa May Alcott

Be salt, and a little bit of salt keeps the whole society from going rancid.     

Philip Yancey

Salt is the policeman of taste: it keeps the various flavors of a dish in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing over the weaker.     

Margaret Visser

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.     

Rebecca West

There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.     

Khalil Gibran

Let the salt of your tears be the spice of your success banquet.     

Jesse Neo

Oh salty sea, how much of your salt Is tears from Portugal?     

Fernando Pessoa

The salt blowing off the sea makes the air feel textured and heavy.     

Lauren Oliver

Salt seasons, purifies, preserves. But somebody ought to remind us that salt also irritates. Real living Christianity rubs this world the wrong way.     

Vance Havner