78+ Best Navy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational navy quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Navy Quotes

A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. President Theodore Roosevelt

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country. George S. Patton Jr.

Don’t give up the ship! James Lawerence

Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being false, untrue, yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non fiction. Clark Zlotchew

We have met the enemy and they are ours. Oliver Hazard Perry

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. John F. Kennedy

Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead! David Glasgow Farragut

Pain was their body’s way of telling them that they’d pushed themselves to their limits  which was exactly where they were supposed to be. Richard Marcinko

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! Howell Maurice Forgy

America’s finest our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for. Sarah Palin

Sighted Sub, Sank Same. Donald Francis Mason

When they reached their ship, Ed gazed out at the bay. It was black. The sky was black, but the bay was even blacker. It was a slick, oily blackness that glowed and reflected the moonlight like a black jewel. Ed saw the tiny specks of light around the edges of the bay where he knew ships must be docked, and at different points within the bay where vessels would be anchored. The lights were pale and sickly yellow when compared with the bright blue white sparkle of the stars overhead, but the stars glinted hard as diamonds, cold as ice. Pg. 26. Clark Zlotchew

Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh. Joyce Eilers

You do not mean there is danger of peace?, cried Jack. Patrick O’Brian

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. Shane Patton

I suddenly felt like the Grinch feels when he discovers what Chrismas is all about. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that. Timothy Ciciora

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

The world is a navy in an empty ocean. Dejan Stojanovic

It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. George Washington

Friendship is the best kind of ship. Jennifer Lane

I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm’s way. John Paul Jones

War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides. Amit Kalantri

A navy is essentially and necessarily aristocratic. John Paul Jones

This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground. The men of WWII were the greatest generation, perhaps Korea the forgotten, Vietnam the trampled, Cold War unsung and Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan vets underestimated. Every generation has proved itself to be worthy to stand up to the precedent of the greatest generation. Going back to the Revolution American soldiers have been the best in the world. Let’s all take a remembrance for all veterans who served or are serving, peace time or wartime and gone or still with us. 11/11/16 May God Bless America and All Veterans. Thomas M Smith

My plan for forming a proper corps of sea officers is by teaching them the naval tactics in a fleet of evolution. John Paul Jones

In life, one can choose to go up, down, or standstill. I choose to move up. Linda Jo Heffner

The Navy has both a tradition and a future  and we look with pride and confidence in both directions. George Anderson

Protecting workers may get you illegally fired in the USA. Steven Magee

All your excuses are lies. Jocko Willink

Those who do not appreciate the soldiers and instead pompously talk about peace, should try to live a single day without the soldiers. Abhijit Naskar

I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done. David Goggins

Those of us who have never been in the military don’t understand what it is like to serve in the military. Gina Barreca

It’s all mind over matter, if I don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter. Kory Knowles

If your choice is keeping your managers happy or protecting the health and safety of your workers, the honorable choose their workers. Steven Magee

Farewell to foreign shores, we sail at break of day, of day. Joyce Eilers

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

Truly my mind never told me to give up though my body was beaten down. Stew Smith

The shortage of tobacco, of water and of wood was nothing nearly as important, however, as the imminent shortage of grog. He had not dared to cut that daily issue, and there was only rum for ten more days in the ship. Not the finest crew in the world could be relied on if deprived of their ration of rum. C.S. Forester

Your mind is the epicenter of sustained personal growth. Strengthen it in silence. Mark Divine

They fought together as brothers in arms They died together and now they sleep side by side To them we have a solemn obligation The obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help To make this a better and safer world in which to live. Chester Nimitz

The Navy ship returned fire after being fired upon. Charlie Brown

It takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition. Andrew Cunningham

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. General Norman Schwarzkopf

I fell in love with a sniper  a man whose basic training instills psychopathic tendencies. I loved a professional dehumanizer. I loved a man who lived in a world where empathy was suicide. I loved a man who had to be ready to put a bullet through a toddler’s skull if necessary. I loved a man highly skilled in burying his emotions, resurrecting them if and when he chose. I loved a man who saw me as his enemy. I loved a man I was disposable to. Maggie Young

If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.Theodore Roosevelt

He remembered the old-timers from his navy days. Grizzled lifers who could soundly sleep while two meters away their shipmates played a raucous game of poker or watched the vids with the volume all the way up. Back then he’d assumed it was just learned behavior, the body adapting so it could get enough rest in an environment that never really had downtime. Now he wondered if those vets found the constant noise preferable. A way to keep their lost shipmates away. They probably went home after their twenty and never slept again. James S.A. Corey

Because the crew was convinced that I was on their team there were never any issues with negative criticism You as a mentor have to establish that you are sincerely interested in the problems of the person you are mentoring. David Marquet

A good book should make you laugh, cry or pee your pants. The best do all three! G. Ernest Smith

In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly. Mark Sanborn

The reason we call ships she is that it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder. Chester W. Nimitz

Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Mike Krzyzewski

We were sexual targets, marked as eternal sluts for exploring the desires only acceptable in men. Maggie Young

If we don’t communicate, we certainly can’t get much done and if we don’t communicate authentically, what we get done is less effective. Michele Jennae

Members of every major street gang, outlaw biker, and domestic extremist group have been found in a number of military branches. Carter F. Smith

A leader must inspire or his team will expire. Orrin Woodward

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Brad Thor

There is no such thing as a self made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. George Shinn

I did me some time in the Navy and spent most of it up close and personal with a paring knife. Still can’t look a potato in the eye. Steven F. Havill

Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team. Patrick Lencioni

The military is not so much a job, it is more of an organ donation program. Steven Magee

Teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. Russel Honore

There is no honor in sending men to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself. Mark Owen

A team is not a group of people who work together. It is a group of people who trust each other. Simon Sinek

Do not wait and hope to be discovered make yourself so you cannot be denied! Jamie McCall

You may fire when you are ready Gridley. George Dewey

I talked with the admiral’s staff. Military personnel are the worst, no disrespect intended. They clam up tighter than a bullfrog’s ass. Feather Stone

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. John F. Kennedy

The Navy speaks in symbols and you may suit what meaning you choose to the words. Patrick O’Brian

For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that. Timothy Ciciora

Hopefully one day Wars will only be fought in movies. And may the best producer win! Stanley Victor Paskavich

The world is a navy in an empty ocean. Dejan Stojanovic

Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free. Jennifer Lane

You should be concerned when a corrupt government has control of nuclear weapons, nuclear power generation facilities and a nuclear powered navy. Steven Magee

There’s no Coastguard in France. They let the French Navy do it. They have to give them something to do. It’s not good for national pride to have to disband it so they turned it into a Coastguard. I think it does a few other bits and bobs too. Tim Fitzhigham

I’m a huge fan of the Navy. My father was a Naval historian, and I’ve been studying Naval battles forever. Peter Berg

The navy is like a socialist country. Efficiency isn’t part of the jargon. James W. Blinn

I’m blessed to be in a command position in a Navy this good. Michael Mullen

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