"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
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"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
"Drinking is the soldier's pleasure."
"The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor."
"The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most."
"Rogues, would you live forever?"
"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
"We are as near to heaven by sea as by land."
"Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army."
"Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea."
"Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?"
"The army is the true nobility of our country."
"'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife."
"History shows that there are no invincible armies."
"In this country it's a good thing to kill an admiral now and then to encourage the others."
"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen."
"Making the world safe for hypocrisy."
"Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love."
"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy."
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