Quotes by John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends and enemies—who accused him of piracy—among America's political elites, and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day.

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It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.

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A captain of the Navy ought to be a man of strong and well connected sense, with a tolerable good education, a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice.

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I have sacrificed not only my favorite scheme of life, but the softer affections of the heart, and my prospects of domestic happiness, and I am ready to sacrifice my life also, with cheerfulness, if that forfeiture could restore peace and good will among mankind.

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If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

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Whoever can surprise well must conquer.

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