Capt. William Bligh quotes

[to Christian] They respect but one law - the law of fear...I expect you to carry out whatever orders I give, whenever I give them.

The ship's company will remember that I am your captain, your judge, and your jury. You do your duty and we may get along. Whatever happens, you'll do your duty.

During the recent heavy weather, I've had the opportunity to watch all of you at work on deck and aloft. You don't know wood from canvas! And it seems you don't want to learn! Well, I'll have to give you a lesson.

[to a crewman who begs for water] I'll give you water. Mr. Morrison. Keel haul this man.

Can you understand this, Mr. Byam? Discipline is the thing. A seaman's a seaman. A captain's a captain. And a midshipman, Sir Joseph or no Sir Joseph, is the lowest form of animal life in the British Navy.

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