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Fleet Quotes

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The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

Related topics: History

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy,
who can be dull in Fleet Street.
- Charles Lamb

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
- Jerry Costello

 

I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the
prairies of the far West,
well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
- Buffalo Bill

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

The admirals of his majesty's fleet are classed into three squadrons,
viz.
the red, the white, and the blue.
- William Falconer

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When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor
attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise
seems a blessing from Heaven.
It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor,
and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
- Hideki Tojo

I thought Paulie could jump.
I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops.
I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove.
I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S.
Postal Service.
- Billy Koch

I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Always think in terms of what the other person wants.
- James Van Fleet

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet
would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was
kept in order and increasing by staying in port;
but know he finds,
I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth,
that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
- Horatio Nelson

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals,
and with greater facility form itself into the line
of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view
in every order of sailing.
- William Falconer

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

I've got money so I'm a Conservative.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

Our duty was to try and find the Japanese fleet.
We never did find the Japanese fleet and I am awfully glad,
because they had attacked us there with six carriers,
three battleships, 10 or 15 cruisers,
and about 20 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

After the atomic bombs were dropped,
the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet,
the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed
the terms of surrender that ended the war.
- Barney Ross

I have a magpie mind.
I like anything that glitters.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

As for editorial content, that's the stuff you separate the ads with.
- Lord Thomson of Fleet

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme
expression of military power and fleets and armies,
however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
- Winston Churchill

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship,
or fleets under my command, into great danger,
I should have long ago been out of the Service and
never in the House of Peers.
- Horatio Nelson

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind.
In search of this, from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is,
therefore, a firm understanding between the British
Empire and the United States of America and France
and Italy that there will be no competitive building
up of fleets or armies between them.
- Arthur Henderson

If you want to maintain a sustainable supply of fish
you have to farm the fish,
rather than mine them.
So putting your money into fishing fleets that are
going to exacerbate the problem by over-fishing is
not the way to preserve the underlying asset.
- Maurice Strong

All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The elusive nature of love...
it can be such a fleeting thing.
You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
- Mick Jagger

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet;
a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
- Ann Landers

Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever.
- Joe Bob Briggs

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph.
The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments,
any one of which might say something significant.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation
prevail are short and fleeting.
- Stefan Zweig

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Victory is fleeting.
Losing is forever.
- Billie Jean King

People need to realise what real happiness and success is,
because success as an actor is fleeting.
You can be up there one day and gone the next.
- Chuck Norris

With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work.
I always get a little restless with it.
- Geddy Lee

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals,
but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away
and you become a fleeting moment in life.
- Pete Maravich

Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting,
every minute so filled with the life I love that time
for me has fled on too swift a wing.
- Aga Khan III

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting,
the contingent; it is one half of art,
the other being the eternal and the immovable.
- Charles Baudelaire

Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house,
slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise.
Time goes by so quickly.
Sometimes everything seems so fleeting.
- Perry Como

I wonder what kind of lives they will have built for
themselves when they turn 45 and can't really have
any connection with people because they are so used to fleeting sexual.
- Randy Harrison

An actor's popularity is fleeting.
His success has the life expectancy of a small boy
who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
- Fred Allen

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment,
but not a frozen moment.
- Andrew Wyeth

To photograph is to hold one's breath,
when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It's at that precise moment that mastering an image
becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Like everything which is not the involuntary result
of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will,
any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more
interesting than any romance,
however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for
something other than life in its conventional sense
and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling
produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
- Andre Breton

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson


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