51 Inspirational Navy Sayings

In this post,you will find amazing Navy sayings.

Contents

  1. Navy Sayings
  2. Short Navy Sayings
  3. Top Ten Navy Sayings

Navy Sayings

 

“This ship is built to fight. You’d better know how.” —Admiral Arleigh Burke

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

“Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.” —Winston Churchill

 

“A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” —Admiral Grace Hopper

 

“As a Navy SEAL, and sniper, one of the things I learned was that excellence matters.” —Brandon Webb

 

“The US Navy has several people on every ship that can navigate by the stars. They don’t fool with that.” —Bill Nye

 

“Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain.” —Hunter S. Thompson

 

“The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit.” —Unknown

 

“The United States has the largest and best navy in the world.” —Robert Zubrin

 

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” —George Washington

 

“There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required.” —Prince Andrew

 

“Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.” —Wiliam Butler Yeast

 

“Stay low, go slow, shoot first, one shot, one kill, no luck, all skill.” —Unknown

 

“Believe it or not, the Navy requires plebes to actually be able to swim.” —David Robinson

 

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

 

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“Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.” —Unknown

 

“Set your course by the stars. Not by the lights of every passing ship.” —Omar Bradley

Navy Officers Sayings

“The difference between a good and great officer is about ten seconds.” —Admiral Arleigh Burke

 

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” —Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

“The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.” —Unknown

 

“The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.” —Albert F. Pratt

 

“The heart and soul of a Navy SEAL is somebody who’s committed to their country and committed to their teammates.” —Howard E. Wasdin

 

“A ship is referred to as she because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.” —Chester Nimitz

 

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

 

“The function and Navy in any future war will be to support the dominant air arm.” —Jimmy Doolittle

 

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” —Calvin Coolidge

 

“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.” —Chester Nimitz

 

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” —George Washington

Military Sayings

“Tell the men to fire faster. Fight ’til she sinks, boys. Don’t give up the ship.” —Capt.  James Lawrence

 

 Short Navy Sayings

 

“Don’t give up the ship.” —Capt. James Lawrence

 

“Sailors have the cleanest bodies and the filthiest minds.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

“We have met the enemy and they are ours.” —Capt. James Lawrence

 

“Drinking is the soldier’s pleasure.” —John Dryden

Ship Sayings

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” —Zora Neale Hurston

 

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

Military Sayings

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

 

“I can’t control the winds. But I can adjust the sail.” —Ricky Skaggs

 

“I have not yet begun to fight.” —Capt. John Paul Jones

 

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“The only easy day was yesterday.” —US Navy SEAL

Pirates Sayings“It’s better to be a pirate than to join Navy.” —Steve Jobs

 

“I’m glad I was in the Navy.” —Yogi Berra

 

Heroes – You will not find their names on the back of jersey.” —Unknown

 

“The purpose of the Navy is not to fight.” —Vice Admiral John Bird

Top Ten Navy Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten Navy sayings selected by our team.

  1. “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
  2. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” —Zora Neale Hurston
  3. “Drinking is the soldier’s pleasure.” —John Dryden
  4. “The Navy ship returned fire after being fired upon.” —Charlie Brown
  5. “Stay low, go slow, shoot first, one shot, one kill, no luck, all skill.” —Unknown
  6. “Set your course by the stars. Not by the lights of every passing ship.” —Omar Bradley
  7. “The difference between a good and great officer is about ten seconds.” —Admiral Arleigh Burke
  8. “The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.” —Albert F. Pratt
  9. “It’s better to be a pirate than to join Navy.” —Steve Jobs
  10. “Tell the men to fire faster. Fight ’til she sinks, boys. Don’t give up the ship.” —Capt.  James Lawrence

 

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