Tide Sayings and Quotes

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


A rising tide doesn't raise people who don't have a boat. We have to build the boat for them. We have to give them the basic infrastructure to rise with the tide.     

Rahul Gandhi

There’s no point in fighting the tide. It ebbs. It flows. You ride it.     

Karen Marie Moning

Morning tide makes a great companion when you don’t want to be around people. It soothes and comforts and doesn't ask for anything. But the sun does. The higher it gets, the more I am reminded that nothing stops time. There is no escaping it.     

Anna Banks

The great tides and currents which engulf the rest of men do not turn aside in their course and pass the judges by.     

Benjamin Cardozo

There are tides of justice surging to the unknown shores of right; Stars of truth that seek a setting in the dark, untutored night.     

Arthur Lynch

The tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.     

Anderson Cooper

Tides are like politics. They come and go with a great deal of fuss and noise, but inevitably they leave the beach just as they found it. On those few occasions when major change does occur, it is rarely a good news.     

Jack Mcdevitt

The tide of evolution carries everything before it, thoughts no less than bodies, and persons no less than nations.     

George Santayana

The tide of visitors will float slowly about the bottom of the valley as harmless scum collecting in hotel and saloon eddies, leaving the rocks and falls eloquent as ever.     

John Muir

Watch for the high tides of yourself and flow up with them; when the inevitable low tides come, either rest or meditate. You cannot escape rhythm. You transcend it by working with it.     

Elsa Barker

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.     

Warren Buffett

Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it, and it will prove our undoing.     

Moshe Sharett

These struggling tides of life that seem In wayward, aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the mighty stream That rolls to its appointed end.     

William Cullen Bryant

When the tides of life turn against you And the current upsets your boat, Don't waste those tears on what might have been, Just lie on your back and float.     

Edward Norton

Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.     

Prem Rawat

Men and women are moved by tides much fiercer than you can imagine, and they sweep us all up into the current.     

Philip Pullman

Stay in one place too long and the tide can overwhelm you. Ride the tide, surf the waves, stay on top of the changes.     

Ron Kaufman

Rowing against the tide is hard and uncertain. To go with the tide and thus take advantage of the workings of the great natural force is safe and easy.     

Ralph Waldo Trine

A rising tide lifts most boats. But some boats require patching.     

Todd Young

Just because the tide is out, doesn't mean there is less water in the ocean.     

Seth Godin

It's the tide. It's the dismal tide. It's not the one thing.     

El Paso Sheriff

The rising tide lifts all the boats.     

John F. Kennedy

A rising economic tide is bad for people who live off of the poverty of others.     

Jonah Goldberg

Have the courage to go against the tide of current values that do not conform to the path of Jesus.     

Pope Francis

The tides are in our veins.     

Robinson Jeffers

Hold back the tide. Keep your kids innocent as long as possible.     

Tony Danza

I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.     

Ron Chernow

If we can't alter the tide of events, at least we can be nearby with towels to mop up.     

Peter David

Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that. You can't explain why the tide goes in.     

Bill O'Reilly

Time and tide wait for no man.     

Geoffrey Chaucer