"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents."
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"What is the use of your pedigrees?"
"Lords are lordliest in their wine."
"Aristocracy is always cruel."
"A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground."
"Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath."
"It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good -- and less trouble!"
"Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough."
"Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
"I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me."
"The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power."
"Let him who desires peace prepare for war."
"We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers."
"I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me."
"Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking."
"The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes."
"The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash."
"War is too important a matter to be left to the military."
"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
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