John Paul Jones is famous for replying to a request that he surrender by saying, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
— John Paul Jones, September 14, 1775; excerpts from a letter to the naval committee of the N. A. insurrectionists.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Starship Troopers
In the days that followed, Adams spent considerable time with the daring young Scottish-American naval officer, John Paul Jones, who was fitting out an old French merchantman that he had renamed the Bonhornme Richard.
David McCullough -- John Adams
The few resident Americans she met, like the famously beautiful Anne Bingham of Philadelphia and the naval hero John Paul Jones, did not greatly impress her.