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Fisherman’s Quotes and Sayings


John Singer Sargent 'On His Holidays' 1902

John Singer Sargent ‘On His Holidays’ 1902

This sums it up in many ways.

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ~Washington Irving

The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span, the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb 

It has always been my private conviction, that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses,
has it coming.
~John Steinbeck

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish, goes home through an alley.
~Author Unknown

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau