John Paul Jones — American Soldier born on July 06, 1747, died on July 18, 1792

John Paul Jones was a Scottish American sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. Although he made many friends and enemies among America's political elites, his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the American Navy". He later served in the Imperial Russian Navy, subsequently obtaining the rank of rear admiral... (wikipedia)

I have not yet begun to fight!
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
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.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

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