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John Paul Jones
(1747-1792) born on
Jul 06
US naval officer. He is considered the founder of the American Navy.
         
   
F
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

R
We have a right to believe that faith is the stronger emotion because it is positive wheras fear is negative.
A
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way.
N
I have not yet begun to fight.
K
Should I have the good fortune to fall in with him again, I'll make a lord of him.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Book of Positive Quotations," by John Cook, 1997.
R: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
A: Letter, 16 Nov. 1778; in "American Quotations," by Gorton Carruth, 1988.
N: Retort when informed his ship was sinking during a battle at sea, 3 Sep 1779.; "Life and Letters of J. P. Jones," Vol. I., by De Koven.
K: On learning that Richard Pearson, the British captain that he had defeated in his famous battle at sea, was made a knight; in "Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes," by Clifton Fadiman, 1985.
   


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