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21 Seal Quotes About The Dogs Of The Sea

Seals thrive in the untamed ocean, facing both natural and human-induced challenges. Our relationship with them ranges from admiration to conflict, giving rise to a collection of impactful seal quotes that reflect these dynamics. 

In the second half of this post, the Navy seal appears with quotes that can motivate our personal and professional lives. So, browse until the end to boost your positive mental attitude.

Seal Quotes About The Marine Mammals In The Wild

Pinnipeds or seals are a diverse group of semi-aquatic marine mammals across the globe's oceans. With sleek bodies and expressive faces, some species, like the Harp seal, are seen as cute. Others, such as the Leopard seal, show a more ferocious side. 

They navigate icy waters to coastal shores, playing crucial roles in the food chain of marine ecosystems. Furthermore, alongside dolphins and whales, seals are sentinels of the ocean1, indicating the health of their habitats.

After reading the first set of quotes below, learn more about these creatures with our article on seal facts

"I have been honored to serve the whales, dolphins, seals - and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me. These beings have spoken to me, touched me, and I have been rewarded by friendship with many members of different species. If the whales survive and flourish, if the seals continue to live and give birth, and if I can contribute to ensuring their future prosperity, I will be forever happy." -Paul Watson #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #seal #happy #spirit #beauty #future

"I have been honored to serve the whales, dolphins, seals - and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me. These beings have spoken to me, touched me, and I have been rewarded by friendship with many members of different species. If the whales survive and flourish, if the seals continue to live and give birth, and if I can contribute to ensuring their future prosperity, I will be forever happy."
- Paul Watson

"The penguin doesn't know it's cute, and the leopard seal doesn't know it's kind of big and monstrous. This is just the food chain unfolding." -Paul Nicklen #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #gogreen #seal #food

"The penguin doesn't know it's cute, and the leopard seal doesn't know it's kind of big and monstrous. This is just the food chain unfolding."
- Paul Nicklen

"The head, in contrast to the rest of the body, is so small that it appears as if someone made a mistake while putting the animal together. The face of the Weddell seal is one of the most benevolent in the animal world. Its muzzle is short, giving it the appearance of a juvenile, and its mouth always seems to have the hint of a smile." -Gerald L. Kooyman #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired #seal #world #animal

"The head, in contrast to the rest of the body, is so small that it appears as if someone made a mistake while putting the animal together. The face of the Weddell seal is one of the most benevolent in the animal world. Its muzzle is short, giving it the appearance of a juvenile, and its mouth always seems to have the hint of a smile."
- Gerald L. Kooyman

"When you get in the water with a wild animal, you're essentially giving yourself to that animal because, as humans, we're quite helpless and vulnerable in the water. You're at the seal's mercy. You're at the predator's mercy." -Paul Nicklen #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #seal #water #animal #wild

"When you get in the water with a wild animal, you're essentially giving yourself to that animal because, as humans, we're quite helpless and vulnerable in the water. You're at the seal's mercy. You're at the predator's mercy."
- Paul Nicklen

Seal Quotes About Our Relationship With Them

For years, humans have had a complex bond with seals. Many marvel at their tricks in zoo shows, yet sadly, some establishments are not ideal for them to live a comfortable life. Moreover, seal clubbing remains a dark tradition in some cultures. 

Despite these contrasts, it's clear that seals are sentient beings deserving of our protection. Check the quotes below that reflect this sentiment.

"A person's got to think, otherwise that person's no better than a trained seal balancing a ball on his nose. If only that seal could think, he'd know he was making a thousand children laugh." -Bette Greene #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialimpact #seal

"A person's got to think, otherwise that person's no better than a trained seal balancing a ball on his nose. If only that seal could think, he'd know he was making a thousand children laugh."
- Bette Greene

"I don't mind a little blood on the ice when it's a hockey rink, but I hate seeing blood on the ice when it's from baby seals." -Pamela Anderson #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #seal #blood

"I don't mind a little blood on the ice when it's a hockey rink, but I hate seeing blood on the ice when it's from baby seals."
- Pamela Anderson

"The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal." -Mark Twain #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialimpact #seal

"The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and a seal."
- Mark Twain

"The truth is that seals look more like dogs. And I'm surrounded by seals because I live by the sea. They're odd bloody creatures. Not fish, they don't have gills, they should have legs, but they don't. They're the weirdest things, you know?" -Neil Jordan #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #seal #fish #truth

"The truth is that seals look more like dogs. And I'm surrounded by seals because I live by the sea. They're odd bloody creatures. Not fish, they don't have gills, they should have legs, but they don't. They're the weirdest things, you know?"
- Neil Jordan

Quotes That Represents The Values Of Navy Seals

Navy SEALs embody discipline and resilience, trained to excel in demanding situations. They are elite operatives in the military, undertaking dangerous missions with precision. They form a critical defense line, ensuring national and global security through their specialized skills.

With no relation to the pinnipeds, SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land, indicating the expansive terrains they master.

People with Seal training can apply what they've learned in their personal or professional lives. The following quotes reflect some of the values these highly-trained individuals have.

"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King Jr. #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #seal

"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Uncompromising integrity is my standard. Integrity and trust have a direct and measurable impact on productivity and profitability. And like anything else, it starts at the top. But regardless of rank, title or tenure, this is a lead by example model and must happen on and off the battlefield." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #seal

"Uncompromising integrity is my standard. Integrity and trust have a direct and measurable impact on productivity and profitability. And like anything else, it starts at the top. But regardless of rank, title or tenure, this is a lead by example model and must happen on and off the battlefield."
- Unknown

"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example." -John Wooden #trvst #quotes #impact #socialimpact #seal

"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example."
- John Wooden

"The only easy day was yesterday." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #dogood #collectiveaction #seal

"The only easy day was yesterday."
- Unknown

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." -Phil Jackson #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #seal

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
- Phil Jackson

"Lions mustn't concern themselves with the opinions of lambs." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld #seal

"Lions mustn't concern themselves with the opinions of lambs."
- Unknown

"Under pressure, you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #seal

"Under pressure, you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training."
- Unknown

More Motivational Quotes From Navy Seal Members

Former Navy SEAL officers like Mark Divine, Jocko Willink, and John Collins transition from military service to motivating others. Whether on SEAL hell week or in the actual field, they draw on these experiences to inspire people with insights on leadership, perseverance, and mental toughness. 

The quotes of the former Navy seals emphasize powerful strategies to create truly empowered teams, communicate effectively, and push your comfort zones until the wider that area becomes.

"Always meet your commitments. Do more than is expected of you. Do things faster than expected. Achieve better results than expected. Do all of the above with integrity and little fanfare." -Mark Divine #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #seal #results

"Always meet your commitments. Do more than is expected of you. Do things faster than expected. Achieve better results than expected. Do all of the above with integrity and little fanfare."
- Mark Divine

"It takes discipline to focus only on high-value targets instead of giving into the temptation of the low hanging fruit life serves up daily." -Mark Divine #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialimpact #seal #life

"It takes discipline to focus only on high-value targets instead of giving into the temptation of the low hanging fruit life serves up daily."
- Mark Divine

"Your mind is the epicenter of sustained personal growth. Strengthen it in silence" -Mark Divine #trvst #quotes #takeaction #beinspired #seal #silence

"Your mind is the epicenter of sustained personal growth. Strengthen it in silence"
- Mark Divine

"Discipline equals freedom." -Jocko Willink #trvst #quotes #impact #takeaction #seal #freedom

"Discipline equals freedom."
- Jocko Willink

"Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame." -Jocko Willink #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #seal #world

"Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame."
- Jocko Willink

"Self-Discipline : The ultimate guide to self-discipline like a US Navy Seal – Gain incredible self-confidence, motivation, and true discipline with techniques used by these elite warriors." -John Collins #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #seal

"Self-Discipline : The ultimate guide to self-discipline like a US Navy Seal – Gain incredible self-confidence, motivation, and true discipline with techniques used by these elite warriors."
- John Collins

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Bossart, G. D. (2010). Marine mammals as sentinel species for oceans and human health. Veterinary Pathology, 48(3), 676–690.

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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