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Navy Quotes

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The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

Related topics: History

Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
- David Attenborough

But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort
and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
- Paul Berg

The Navy has changed a great deal.
Not that the officers of my day were bad,
because I served under a lot of good officers,
believe me.
But there were a few bad ones, too.
- Ernest Borgnine

 

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional
American doctrine of freedom of the seas,
every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
- Josephus Daniels

There is no cannibalism in the British navy,
absolutely none, and when I say none,
I mean there is a certain amount.
- Graham Chapman

No matter what happens, the U.S.
Navy is not going to be caught napping.
- Frank Knox

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We all know the Navy is never wrong,
but in this case it was a little weak on being right.
- Wendell Mayes

I enlisted when I was a boy.
The Navy looked after me like my mother.
It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
- Tony Curtis

I got called back into the Navy during the Korean War.
- Daniel J. Evans

And then, when I went into the Navy,
there was no choice.
You took about half of the hours during your naval
training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
- Dave Van Ronk

I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor.
I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war.
- Barney Ross

I stayed in the Navy until July of 1946.
- Daniel J. Evans

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars.
That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
- Dick Gregory

Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive,
even using his father's influence to get into the Navy
without ever taking a medical examination.
- Richard Reeves

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 B. Macaulay

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year,
I went into the navy.
- Harry Mathews

No nation ought to keep a navy larger than is necessary to do police duty.
- George William Norris

We had not had time to establish ourselves as a double
act before Ernie joined the Merchant Navy.
I teamed up with the brother of the late Dave Morris.
- Eric Morecambe

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

We pay for the navy, and we have no commerce for the navy to protect;
we pay for the army,
and we loathe and execrate the work upon which it has been engaged.
- John Edward Redmond

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone

I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3,
1941.
- Jack Adams

I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday
and saw some big men of war,
one over 100 guns.
- John D. Long

The only kind of movement you could make in the Navy
was to be a platoon leader or one of those kinds of
things as you got more senior in your Navy career.
- Daniel J. Evans

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and
I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform,
where she has done very well for herself.
- James A. Michener

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis

I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications
for anything but to join the Navy,
having left school at 13.
- Sean Connery

In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy;
for at this early period We can not expect to have
a Navy to cope with the British.
- William Whipple

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection,
or very little protection, against aerial raids.
- Alexander Graham Bell

My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
- Tony Curtis

Pink is the navy blue of India.
- Diana Vreeland

The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the
plant to grow far beyond its original mission,
now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military
vehicles and equipment to the Army,
Navy, and Marine Corps.
- Michael Oxley

After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there.
I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through
the summer term and a whole other year,
so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half.
- Harry Mathews

The Navy's paid for you to go through school,
and then they need doctors to go out and take care
of people who are in various different parts of the world.
I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer.
I was stationed in Scotland.
- Laurel Clark

Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite
a bit when I was growing up,
and I thought that I would like to have a military career,
although I was drawn more towards the Navy.
- Marc Garneau

I wanted to be an artist.
I was studying art.
I wanted to be a great painter.
When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea.
So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.
- Evan Hunter

I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut.
I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot.
I majored in math because math had always come pretty
easily to me and I liked it.
- John L. Phillips

The main American naval forces were shifted to the
Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong
declaration to the effect that if war were to break
out between Japan and the United States,
the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.
- Hideki Tojo

Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army,
Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath
to uphold and protect the Constitution against all
enemies foreign and domestic,
and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
- Robin Hayes

I've been to a number of places and seen for myself
the caliber of people who are in the Navy today -
in all the services for that matter.
This is an altogether different bunch.
These people of today are really bright,
young, good people.
- Ernest Borgnine

But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army,
much like the Marines with the Navy.
Everything had to be done over by the Army after it
had already been done by the Air Corps,
a mess.
- Stuart Symington

My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village,
and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd
be out of the World War too.
But no way - they got him anyway.
He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
- Gregory Corso

FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures
of ships they took out of the White House after he died.
But he could choose good men.
- Stuart Symington

Later, after flying in the Navy for four or five years,
spending some time on an aircraft carrier,
I applied to and was accepted in a program where I
went to graduate school first and then to the Naval Test Pilots School.
- Mark Kelly

I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering and came back and served
about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call
a combat systems engineer.
- Marc Garneau

It is too maddening.
I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard,
three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick,
I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home.
Still, who would not be sick for England?
- John Masefield

Two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole and then
again two days before the attack,
they saw through their analysis that a major event
was going to occur in Yemen.
They told the Navy not to bring the Cole into Yemen harbor.
It went in and was attacked.
- Curt Weldon

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the
mark of human incompetence.
- Dora Russell

Poor Andy Nave was killed.
He refused to surrender and was shot by Dick Fields.
I felt sorry as he used to be quite friendly towards me before the war,
but it could not be helped.
- Stand Watie

The stars are the great Gothic churches:
spires,
naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses,
stained glass and grandeur, grandeur,
grandeur.
- John Corry

France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or
agreed to naval limitation as between those nations,
but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Because my father was often absent on naval duty,
my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
- John James Audubon

After the United States entered the war,
I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in
a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
- James Tobin

There are but few naval powers, but there are many land powers.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Competition in armament, both land and naval,
is not only a terrible burden upon the people,
but I believe it to be one of the greatest menaces
to the peace of the world.
- Frank B. Kellogg

My observations of Japanese naval fighting men,
their abilities and equipment led me to believe that
they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
- Jack Adams

I am now reading Cooper's Naval History which I find very interesting.
- John D. Long

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment
is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy,
adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator,
by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
- Alan Shepard

There are in most states one or two ministers of war,
one of whom is the minister of naval affairs.
- Fredrik Bajer

I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval
craft between the great naval powers was too high.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I know of no more important subject to the peace of
Europe and the world than the reasonable reduction of armaments,
especially in Europe, and of naval armaments throughout the world.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent
guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite.
They always were.
Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.
- William Manchester


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