You are expected at all times and in all situations to conduct yourself in a manner appropriate to, and mindful of, the great duties and traditions of the Emperor's Most Glorious and Honourable Navy.
— Opening line of the Imperial Navy Articles of War
We'll strain and we'll work and we'll toil,
In the blood, sweat, grease and the oil,
From the moment we wake, 'Til our bodies break,
With the lash to keep us all loyal.
— Chanted by rating work parties during hard labour
Hah, here we go, gentlemen. Into the jaws of death, into the mouth of hell. Damn his eyes, may the Emperor bless and bugger us all!
— Lord Admiral Cornelius von Ravensburg at the opening of the Battle of Gethesmane, Execution Hour