Pirates

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Pirates are sea rogues who sail the oceans and often attack other ships in order to steal valuables aboard the victim's vessel or vessels.

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  • Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag.
  • In my eyes it is never a crime to steal knowledge. It is a good theft. The pirate of knowledge is a good pirate.
  • Why join the navy when you can be a pirate?
  • It is when pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.
  • Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
  • Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.
  • Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
  • The average man does not exactly like it when you call him dishonest, but he will run a TV show for his grandpa a pirate.
  • Yar-Har, fiddelly-dee, being a pirate is alright to be, do what you want cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate.
  • I am sorry they won't let you have your sloop again, for I scorn to do any one a mischief, when it is not to my advantage; damn the sloop, we must sink her, and she might be of use to you. Though you are a sneaking puppy, and so are all those who will submit to be governed by laws which rich men have made for their own security; for the cowardly whelps have not the courage otherwise to defend what they get by knavery; but damn ye altogether: damn them for a pack of crafty rascals, and you, who serve them, for a parcel of hen-hearted numbskulls. They vilify us, the scoundrels do, when there is only this difference, they rob the poor under the cover of law, forsooth, and we plunder the rich under the protection of our own courage. Had you not better make then one of us, than sneak after these villains for employment?


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