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17 Navy Quotes

Britain's best bulwarks are her wooden walls.

Thomas Augustine Arne Quotes , Source: Britain's Best Bulwarks

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The wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry Quotes , Source: Speech to the Judges, given in Gardiner's "History of England", col. III, p.79

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Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry Quotes , Source: Speech to the Judges, given in Gardiner's "History of England", col. III, p.79

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Scarce one tall frigate walks the sea Or skirts the safer shores Of all that bore to victory Our stout old Commodores.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: at a dinner given to Admiral Farragut

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There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: History of England (vol. I, ch. III, pt. XXXII)

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Now the sunset breezes shiver, And she's fading down the river, But in England's song forever She's the Fighting Temeraire.

Henry J. Newboldt Quotes , Source: The Fighting Temeraire

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Our ships were British oak, And hearts of oak our men.

Samuel James Arnold Quotes , Source: Death of Nelson

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The royal navy of England has ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.

Sir William Blackstone Quotes , Source: Commentaries (vol. I, bk. I, ch. XIII)

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Tell that to the Marines--the sailors won't believe it.

Old Saying Quotes , Source: quoted by Scott in "Redgauntlet", ch. XIII

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Cooped in their winged sea-girt citadel.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 28)

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Right--that will do for the marines.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Island (II, XXI)

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Hearts of oak are are ships, Hearts of oak are our men.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: Hearts of Oak, another version

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Hearts of oak are our ships, Gallant tars are our men.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: Hearts of Oak

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All in the Downs are fleet was moor'd.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Sweet William's Farewell to Black-Eyed Susan

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Now landsmen all, whoever you may be, If you want to rise to the top of the tree, If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool, Be careful to be guided by this golden rule-- Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be Rulers of the Queen's Navee.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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The credite of the Realme, by defending the same with Wodden Walles, as Themistocles called the Ship of Athens.

Jan Hugh van Linschoten Quotes , Source: London (preface to English translation)

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Lysander when handing over the command of the fleet to Callicratidas, the Spartan, said to him, "I deliver you a fleet that is mistress of the seas."

Lysander Quotes , Source: see Plutarch's "Life of Lysander"

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