Let this list of 8 quotations by the American soldier John Paul Jones lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational ship, connection, sail sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
What are the best John Paul Jones quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is John Paul Jones truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
I have not yet begun to fight!
It is true that I must run a great risk; no gallant action was ever accomplished without danger.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike!
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.
Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
I would lay down my life for America but I cannot trifle with my Honor.
...without a Respectable Navy, Alas America!
Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
He who will not risk cannot win.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast;
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
It is by no means enough that an officer should be capable.
. . . He should be as well 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.