England expects that every man will do his duty.
What the country needs is the annihilation of the enemy.
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
A ship's a fool to fight a fort.
Frigates are the eyes of a fleet.
First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.
You must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your King, and you must treat every Frenchman as if he were the Devil himself.
Thank God I have done my duty.
To do nothing was disgraceful; therefore I made use of my understanding.
Laurels grow in the Bay of Biscay, I hope a bed of them may be found in the Mediterranean.
Hardy, I do believe they have done it at last... my backbone is shot through.
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
It is my turn now; and if I come back, it is yours.
A fleet of British ships at war are the best negotiators.
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