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The Navy plays an important role in a country's military. They help control the seas and can be the difference between winning, losing, and protecting a country's shores. Many of these people spend months at a time at sea and only see their loved ones for a few months a year. They are dedicated, hard-working, and an amazing group of individuals. They also wield one of the most powerful things in the world: battleships. Sailors are the epitome of human beings and are looked up at around the world.

These Navy quotes are for all the sailors around the world.

A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.
President Theodore Roosevelt
The Navy has both a tradition and a future--and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.
Adm. George Anderson, CNO, August 1, 1961
Events of October 1962 indicated, as they had all through history, that control of the sea means security. Control of the seas can mean peace. Control of the seas can mean victory. The United States must control the seas if it is to protect your security....
President John F. Kennedy
I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'
President John F. Kennedy
It follows then as certain as night succeeds day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and that with it everything honorable and glorious.
George Washington
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
Samuel Johnson
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy, so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.
Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz
The reason that the American Navy does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the Americans practice chaos on a daily basis.
Adm. Karl Doenitz, of the German Kriegsmarine
The Navy has a custom-if a ship runs aground, the captain is relieved regardless of who is responsible. That's how Abu Ghraib should be handled.
Rand Beers
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
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