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Horatio Nelson - Quotes

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Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil. ---->>>

Desperate affairs require desperate measures. ---->>>

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. ---->>>

Treat every Frenchman as if he was the devil himself. ---->>>

England expects that every man will do his duty. ---->>>

First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.

First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. ---->>>

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat. ---->>>

In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them. ---->>>

I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal! ---->>>

It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. - at the Battle of Copenhagen. ---->>>

If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.

If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.

Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone. ---->>>

Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an attack is allowed to be made. ---->>>

Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty. ---->>>

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps. ---->>>

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year. ---->>>

Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better. ---->>>

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive. ---->>>

I cannot command winds and weather. ---->>>

If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers. ---->>>

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: September 29, 1758
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Die: October 21, 1805
Occupation: Soldier
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Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars (wikipedia)