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I am not entirely convinced these are true "proverbs". I'd turn this into a simple theme article. What say you, lads? Yea or nay? ;) TOR 22:32, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree with TOR. It would be better to move to mere Pirates?--Aphaia 23:01, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Pirate Proverbs Removed[edit]

I deleted all three of the pirate "proverbs" that were under the heading of "Sayings by pirates" and were listed on the Pirates page. They were removed because this particular page is supposed to be about pirates. They were:

  • I couldn't love a man who commands me - any more than I could love one who lets himself be commanded by me.
  • I'm sorry to see you here, but if you'd have fought like a man you needn't hang like a dog.

Please do not put these back on the Pirates page. I am in no way implying that they are bad quotes, just that they don't have a place on this particular page. Thank you. ~Sweet Pinkette, 2:27, 21 March 2007 (UTC)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?