Best Quotes About Navy

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 Babington Macaulay

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

Pink is the navy blue of India. -Diana Vreeland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I put on fifteen pounds of muscle, so that was a lot of eating chicken and a high protein, low-carb diet. Also a lot of heavy lifting and a very different kind of training with an ex-navy SEAL guy who wanted to kill me every time I got with him. In a good way. -Josh Hutcherson

President Reagan was concerned – deeply concerned, emotionally concerned – with the loss of life of any American, but especially with the lives of military soldiers, Marines, navy. -Robert McFarlane

I think 'tradition' is in the past – and how can someone really 'fear' a color? A man may prefer navy to turquoise, but a self assured man could wear any color and he knows that. It's a distinction of confidence. -Jean Pigozzi

I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it's a nightmare. -Amy Klobuchar

Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey. -Ozwald Boateng

I'm trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive. -Jennifer Morrison

My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army, but I never called them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or anything like that, and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C. -Ian Harding

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling. -Arjun Rampal

American audiences tend to underappreciate the British, but 240 years ago they were us: They were the most powerful nation on Earth. Their mercantile empire spanned the planet. They had the most potent and experienced army and navy the world had ever seen. -Rick Atkinson

I basically have the diet of a 19th-century Irish navy, apart from the litre of stout a day. It's meat and potatoes and bread and cheese: those are my four food groups. -Daniel Radcliffe

Want to be a well-paid bioethicist, with one, two, or even three university appointments? Just get yourself a two-piece navy polyester suit and follow these three simple rules: (1) Never name names. (2) Screw principles; just follow procedures. (3) Bury the money. -Alice Dreger

I'm from Connecticut. My Mom is an army brat, and my Dad is a navy brat. My childhood was fun. My parents are still together. My childhood was pretty carefree. -Cassie Ventura

I don't go anywhere without clean shoes. That's one thing I've got from the navy. -Mark Hadlow

Acting and the navy seem to balance each other out – I've not surrendered over to the complete process of the navy, nor have I surrendered to the ego-driven process of acting. -Mark Hadlow

I'm sort of East Coast, so I like the off-white and the navy blues and the low-key preppy kind of thing. -Stephanie Courtney

Throw out the rule book. If you like wearing navy and black together, wear it; if you like mixing up gold and silver jewellery, mix it. If you like it, wear it – don't care about what anyone else thinks. -Amber Le Bon

Leather pants are my guilty fashion pleasure. I have at least 10 pairs in navy, red, white, dusty pink, grey, suede and black. -Abbey Clancy

If people weren't watching, I'd be so much more eccentric. I know it makes me sound weak, but rather than make myself happy and wear the silly hat and say, 'Oh, I don't care,' I actually really don't feel like getting made fun of. So I put on something boring and navy and go out and try to disappear. -Anne Hathaway

In my opinion, any navy less than that which would give us the habitual command of our own coast and seas would be little short of useless. -John C. Calhoun

I love my bubble skirt. I wear it with a belt and my shirt tucked in. Just like a t-shirt from Nordstrom's or something. And I wear this navy blue blazer with the sleeves crushed up. And I just feel like I'm such a cool girl when I walk out. I feel like, 'Yeah I'm cool, like a model.' -Keke Palmer

The president is commander-in-chief of the army and navy and of the state militia when called into the service of the United States. He holds this power in time of peace as well as in time of war. -Charles A. Beard

When I arrived to study at Oxford in October 1963, the bohemian style was black plastic or leather jackets for women and black leather or navy donkey jackets for men. I stuck to cavalry twills and a duffle coat, at least for a few months. -Tariq Ali

When I was in the navy, I wanted to go to Paris and the Academie Julian. I never did. Mexico City took me instead. -Pete Hamill

I did not want to go out at 5:30 in the morning with my stocking cap and my navy pea coat on and shoot lines and grades for the rest of my life. -A. James Clark

As a young man, I was a navy officer in Vietnam. I made $320 a month and would always give away $50 a month to a family I felt that was in greater need than me, in addition to my tithing to my church. I've just always felt in my heart, coming from a very humble background, that there are plenty of people who need a break in life. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

The sea was our main entertainment. When company came, we set them before it on rugs, with thermoses and sandwiches and colored umbrellas, as if the water – blue, green, gray, navy or silver as it might be – were enough to watch. -Sylvia Plath

I walked in, looked around, and the navy recruiter was a really hot brunette, so I signed up with her. -Sturgill Simpson

The United States has the largest and best navy in the world. -Robert Zubrin

They wouldn't take me in the navy because of my glass eye. So I joined the merchant navy, who allowed monocular crew if you worked in the kitchens. You're not wanted on deck or in the engine room with one eye, but you're good to fire up the ovens and cook hundreds of chops. -Peter Falk

Black liner around the eye makes your eyes look smaller. I think you should reassess, if you're a really big black liner user, maybe even just doing the top line, not lower, or try a brown or a plum or even a navy. -Zoe Foster Blake

Leadership is absolutely vital if there are comparable countries which can affect the security of the world you live in. Between Lincoln and Roosevelt's time, America was protected by huge oceans and, in practice, by the British navy. Today, it's different, and the obsession of the Obama administration has been for retrenchment. -Henry Kissinger

I believe that if the entire voting population of the United States could be taken in small groups on a personally conducted tour of even the neutral countries of Europe, 85 percent of them would vote next November for any presidential candidate of any party who could convincingly promise them a big navy and conscription. -Elmer Davis

The proper navy blue blazer can be single or double-breasted and looks best in a three-button style. The proper blazer requires side-vents. Italian versions can have no vent at all, but I find this a bit fast. -Roger Stone

A black or royal blue velvet blazer will look great with a pair of jeans and a black or navy turtleneck sweater – though it's a more casual look. -Roger Stone

For our senior picture, they said, 'Black or navy blazer.' And I thought, Why do I want to look like everybody else? -Craig Sager

One trend I always go for is nautical: stripes, navy, rope knot belts, gold buckles. -Poppy Delevingne

It is to the last degree distressing to contemplate the state and establishment of our navy… unless the private emolument of individuals in our navy is made superior to that in privateers, it never can become respectable; it never will become formidable. And without a respectable navy – alas, America! -John Paul Jones

I propose not our enemies as an example for our general imitation, yet, as their navy is the best regulated of any in the world, we must, in some degree, imitate them and aim at such farther improvement as may one day make ours vie with – and exceed – theirs. -John Paul Jones

If a war breaks out with the United States, the navy will have to put all its strength into interceptive operations, so… massive sea-borne supplies might be momentarily interrupted. -Isoroku Yamamoto

I entered the navy with the great ambition of becoming a naval soldier and going to war. Either I die from this festering wound – because I refuse to have my arm amputated – or I recover from it and continue being a soldier. I have a one-in-two chance, and I shall bet my life on it! -Isoroku Yamamoto

Before me, everything was black or navy blue or gray or brown or beige, things like that, for daytime. I began using shocking pink and ice blue and all kinds of bright colors. And I dyed furs. -Elsa Schiaparelli

I'm a typical Delhi girl. Professional parents, nuclear family. My father was in the navy. I've spent my whole life in government accommodation, and it's been lovely. -Swara Bhaskar

I love blue in all its shades and textures. I wear navy like others wear black, and I love the blue in flowers – cornflowers, delphiniums. -Tory Burch

I kind of have a uniform for office parties and Christmas parties. What I do is put on a basic tuxedo shirt with a solid navy or black tie, a tweed jacket, a red pocket square, and some sort of fancy shoe or velvet slipper. -Michael Bastian

When I'm dressing down, it's simple: I want a good cut, no logos, and usually quite dark colors. My wardrobe is pretty much black, gray, and navy, with a little bit of white. -Ed Skrein

I didn't want to be president of the World Wildlife Fund. I was asked to do it. I'd much rather have stayed in the navy, frankly. -Prince Philip

Indeed, there has never been any sort of organised movement of people who take their cats into the outdoors. Of course, the navy often took them on ships, but there they performed a function, mousing for the officers. -Michelle Dean

My stepfather was in the navy, so I got to know a side of Chile that is not what you would expect from an artist. -Sebastian Lelio

I'm not a fashion person. I basically like to wear navy blue, and I don't need a lot of extras. -Cecile Richards

Drag is about whatever persona you put on to do a particular task. I could pick up trash in the morning and throw on my navy blue jumpsuit, and that would be that gig! -Aquaria

Theodore Roosevelt's policy to build a two-ocean navy confirmed that the old-style isolationism of the founders had not survived the modern, increasingly globalized world. -Margaret MacMillan

My grandad was a submariner; my mum's dad was in the navy. -Lily Allen

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