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"Tell the men to fire faster. Fight 'til she sinks, boys. Don't give up the ship." — Captain James Lawrence, USN, June 1813

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"I have not yet begun to fight." — John Paul Jones September 23, 1779. During his engagement with the HMS Serapis

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“A ship is referred to as she because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder” — Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz

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"Investigate and shoot down all snoopers — not vindictively, but in a friendly sort of way." — Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Jr., USN

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"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." — Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

"Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!" — Admiral David Glasgow Farragut

"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." — Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

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"The difference between a good and great officer is about ten seconds." — Admiral Arleigh Burke

"The Navy has both a tradition and a future--and we look with pride and confidence in both directions." — Admiral George Anderson

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"A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace." — President Theodore Roosevelt

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"Any healthy organization can survive individual divergencies, and may even profit from them. Compulsory unification of opinion can only achieve the unanimity of the graveyard." — Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

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"A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things." — Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

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