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  Obesity is now a problem in the navy. They've created a new rank: Really Big Rear Admiral.  
 -  David Letterman
  

  The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  If there is one basic element in our constitution, it is civilian control of the military. Politics are to be made by the elected political officials, not by generals or admirals.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Why does the New Italian navy have glass bottom boats? To see the Old Italian Navy!  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  If we get chased out of Iraq with our tail between our legs, that will be the fifth consecutive Third-world country with no hint of a Navy or an Air Force to have whipped us in the past 40 years.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  If there is one basic element in our constitution, it is civilian control of the military. Politics are to be made by the elected political officials, not by generals or admirals.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Why does the New Italian navy have glass bottom boats? To see the Old Italian Navy!  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  If we get chased out of Iraq with our tail between our legs, that will be the fifth consecutive Third-world country with no hint of a Navy or an Air Force to have whipped us in the past 40 years.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  I didn't particularly want to go into the Army – I didn't fancy walking much.  
 -  Prince Philip, on why he joined the Navy
  

  I believe that when we overdo our military aggressiveness, it actually weakens our national defense. I mean, we stood up to the Soviets. They had 40,000 nuclear weapons. Now we're fretting day in and day and night about third-world countries that have no army, navy or air force.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

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

  The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. The fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  In this country (England) it is useful from time to time to kill one admiral in order to encourage the others.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.  
 -  William Blackstone
  

  The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow.  
 -  Yakubu Gowon