Naval Quotes

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  1. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Seems Walt had the right idea 500 years ago... :oops:

    "Whomsoever commands the sea commands the trade;
    Whomsoever commands the trade of the world
    Commands the riches of the world,
    And consequently the world itself"

    Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552 - 1618
  2. Ah! so that be why we command bugger all then.
  3. Not completely Naval, but some of my favourites:

    Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum!
    (let him who desires peace prepare for war)

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
    - John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

    Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

    For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other's good intentions.
    - Baroness Thatcher

    She's got a tongue like an electric eel and she likes the taste of a man's tonsils.
    - Lord Flasheart, Bells, BA2
  4. Shouted by someone at Senlac Hill, Hastings 1066

    "Oi,watch out!You'll have someones eye out if youre not careful!"
  5. It will all be over by Christmas! Thats a good one.
  6. "Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."

    Horatio Nelson aboard the Agamemnon (1793)
  7. A woman who cooks meat and peas in same pot,-----unhygenic.

    Some old Chinese bloke.
  8. Bog off! All of my neighbours are French and jolly nice they are too; so there.
  9. Don't care. :tongue2:
  10. Don't care was made to care.. :tongue2: :tongue2:

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