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25 April
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Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. --Mark Twain

Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag. --Bela Kiraly

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. --James Russell Lowell

It is when pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves. --William Bolitho

They are graduates of maritime academies and they hold degrees in nautical science and maritime transportation, ... They've demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of the rules of the water, vessel navigation, naval architecture, vessel stability and loading, marine safety and boat handling. --Wendy Gibson

Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? --Steve Jobs

There's a pirate in everyone. --Michael Egan

Thomas Jefferson called the Barbary States 'petty powers' and declared they were no match for the new America, but the pirates commissioned by these North African states managed to stop American shipping and commerce cold. --Frank Lamber

Pirates who were hired by many countries, especially in times of war, were businessmen and capitalists of every background searching for a profit in the Atlantic Ocean. Governments armed pirates' ships and directed the pirates to attack ships of other warring countries. America even hired its own pirates to disrupt British trade ships during the War of Independence. --Frank Lambert

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“Where there is a sea there are pirates.”
-- Greek proverb