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# 351
08-17-2011, 07:47 PM
On the USS Tottenham (Assault Cruiser): "Audere Est Facere" (To Dare is To Do)
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# 352
08-17-2011, 09:09 PM
A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
Chevy Chase

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
Doug Larson

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidey

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
Groucho Marx

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov

Gags die, humor doesn't.
Jack Benny

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas W. Higginson

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplier

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
Allen Klein

Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
James Thurber

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward de Bono

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurber

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
Irvin S. Cobb

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank Howard Clark

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mohandas Gandhi

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
George Herbert

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart

Puns are a form of humor with words.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis

The secret to humor is surprise.

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
Bill Cosby

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.
Robert Benchley

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
Bern Williams

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
Thomas W. Higginson

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Adams

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
Herbert V. Prochnow

All war is deception.
Sun Tzu

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
Francois Fenelon

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Albert Einstein

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant

I have not yet begun to fight!
John Paul Jones

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
Joan Baez

If we don't end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Isaac Asimov

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
Henry A. Kissinger

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
George Santayana

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
Omar N. Bradley

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John F. Kennedy

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
David Friedman

The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
George McGovern

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Hiram Johnson

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
William Westmoreland

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other ******* die for his.
George S. Patton

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
Charles Evans Hughes

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Albert Einstein

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
William Tecumseh Sherman

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Omar N. Bradley

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
Sun Tzu

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Henry Ellis

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas A. Edison

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
George Orwell

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
Napoleon Hill

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Albert Pike

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
John Stuart Mill

War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann

War is the symptom, not the disease.
L. M. Heroux

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
Barbara Tuchman

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
George Herbert

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

War would end if the dead could return.
Stanley Baldwin

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
Anatole Broyard

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
Black Kettle

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
Jeane Kirkpatrick

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
Henry David Thoreau

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
Benjamin Spock

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.
Prince Andrew

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers
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# 353
08-17-2011, 09:29 PM
I want to do it because I want to do it.
Amelia Earhart

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
Amelia Earhart

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

Buck up or stay in the truck.
Sarah Palin

I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.
Sarah Palin

We eat, therefore we hunt.
Sarah Palin

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
Joe Biden

Life is a matter of really tough choices.
Joe Biden

This is a big ******* deal
Joe Biden

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
John McCain

We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.
John McCain

You cannot tell the enemy you're going to leave and expect the enemy to not - and expect to succeed. I mean, that's just a fundamental of warfare.
John McCain

I just miss - I miss being anonymous.
Barack Obama

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.
Barack Obama

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Barack Obama

And the things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Steven Tyler

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Steven Tyler

If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Steven Tyler

I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.
Al Capone

Vote early and vote often.
Al Capone

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
Al Capone

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Anne Frank

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
Paul McCartney

I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.
Paul McCartney

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Paul McCartney

A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.
Brian Williams

If you start pandering to young people, you're going to get accused of simply giving people what they want.
Brian Williams

You are only as good as the coach thinks you are.
Brian Williams
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# 354
08-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Umm, ooookayyy... That seems likes one big a** dedication plaque you have there Zach. Must be some new ship design where the hull plating is replaced by plaques.
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# 355
08-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Originally Posted by Gonkbot View Post
Umm, ooookayyy... That seems likes one big a** dedication plaque you have there Zach. Must be some new ship design where the hull plating is replaced by plaques.
I get the feeling that Zach actually has a fleet of ships, and he's simply coming up with quotes for every single ship in that fleet.
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# 356
08-18-2011, 12:57 PM
Considering the source of my Forum name, I should have at least one ship with "Curahee!" on the plaque
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# 357
08-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Shipname : Victory

"Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an attack is allowed to be made. "

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# 358
08-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Intrepid varient USS Bebhionn: Life’s not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.
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# 359
08-18-2011, 08:36 PM
U.S.S. Utopia (HC) - It's always in the last place you look.
U.S.S. Achilles ('Connie') - VINI VIDI VICI
U.S.S. Ulyses (LC) - A 3 hour tour... A 3 hour tour
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# 360
08-18-2011, 08:39 PM
"I want you to remember, that no b****** ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it, by making the other poor, dumb b****** die for his country." Opening lines of the movie Patton, delivered by George C. Scott while portraying General George S. Patton Jr.
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