quote by Muammar al-Gaddafi

[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia's water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children's food.

— Muammar al-Gaddafi

Perspective Maritime quotations

At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes.

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

Close with a Frenchman, but out-maneuver a Russian.


The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is an important authorization for our country and for our citizens, as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.

That a modern battleship of 48,000 tons would have to defend itself against wood and fabric biplanes with its main armament was a salutary reminder of the changing face of sea warfare.

Well the most likely emerging countries are Japan, Turkey, and Poland.

So I would say Eastern Europe, the Middle East and a maritime war by Japan with the United States enjoying its own pleasures.

From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important.

I went back to Belfast and started a club, the Maritime.

No one had thought about doing a blues club, so I was the first.


No big modern war has been won without preponderant sea power;

and, conversely, very few rebellions of maritime provinces have succeeded without acquiring sea power.

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.

France and Germany were opposed to a maritime blockade of the Adriatic Sea without a mandate from the United Nations (UN). So, what we witnessed in Kosovo was an extraordinary war, a war waged solely with bombs from the air.

You don't need to buy a $7 billion company to penetrate maritime security.

The Mafia doesn't buy FedEx to smuggle.

It's the maritime equivalent of rock climbing.


English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us;

but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.

Portugal is not doing well economically.

People are upset and angry. You can feel it on the street. You can tell in the way they drive. We're talking about one of the richest histories. We had an unbelievable empire, and so many maritime discoveries, and how is it that we are now reduced to this? But I still love the country.

There's a lot of sanctions left that we can start to do, whether it's with oil, whether it's with energy, whether it's with their maritime ships, exports, we can do a lot of different things that we haven't done yet. What we have to do is send a strong, unified message to North Korea that this nuclear tests unacceptable. And I think the international community do that.

We're seeing China push very hard in its immediate neighborhood, particularly in the maritime zone surrounding China, to kind of create a security zone for itself, trying to lock in the territorial and maritime gains that it can now, before a period of much more difficult choices arises some time in the 2020s.

This accession of territory affirms forever the power of the United States, and I have given England a maritime rival who sooner or later will humble her pride.


One sailor will do us more good than two soldiers.

It is a golden chapter in the history of India's maritime security.

May INS Vikramaditya, imbibe the radiance of the sun and confidence of victory in each one of us.

I lived for a long time under vast porticos That maritime suns tinted with a thousand fires, And whose great pillars, straight and majestuous In the evening made seem like basaltic caves.

The wide difference between the two characters, the slowness and want of energy of the Spartans as contrasted with the dash and enterprise of their opponents, proved of the greatest service, especially to a maritime empire like Athens. Indeed this was shown by the Syracusans, who were most like the Athenians in character, and also most successful in combating them.

The cooperation of navies from around the world promises high tactical value for the ships, aircraft, and divers involved; while demonstrating international resolve in defending maritime security against potential threats.


An income means life to wretched mortals, but it is a terrible fate to die among the waves.

As soon as I finished the Russian course, I was sent to Korea with the task of trying to establish an agent network, a network in the so called maritime provinces.

That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land boundary that we have with - Canada. We have trade missions back and forth. We - we do - it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America where - where do they go? It's Alaska.

If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations

It is too often forgotten that when the Europeans gained enough maritime skills and gunpowder to conquer most of the world, they not only colonized the bulk of the world's people but they colonized the interpretation of history itself. Human history was rewritten to favor them at the expense of other people. The roots of modern racism can be traced to this conquest and colonization.

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