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Scottish born American Naval Hero in the U.S. War of Independence, 1747-1792
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have not yet begun to fight!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is by no means enough that an officer be capable...He should be a gentleman of liberal education, refined, manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor... No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention, even if the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Should I have the good fortune to fall in with him again, I'll make a lord of him.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It wouldn't have taken much to just pop over, would it?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Whoever can surprise well must Conquer”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have not yet begun to fight (as his ship was sinking, 23 September 1779)”

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