54+ Horatio Nelson Quotes On Death, America And War

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  1. Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.
  2. Recollect that you must be a seaman to be an officer and also that you cannot be a good officer without being a gentleman.
  3. Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.
  4. I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time.
  5. England expects that every man will do his duty.
  6. Desperate affairs require desperate measures.
  7. Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
  8. In Sea affairs, nothing is impossible, and nothing is improbable.
  9. I will dine nowhere without your consent although with my present feelings I might be trusted with fifty virgins naked in a dark room.
  10. Hardy, I do believe they have done it at last... my backbone is shot through.

Horatio Nelson Image Quotes

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Desperate affairs require desperate measures. — Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson Short Quotes

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  • Close with a Frenchman, but out-maneuver a Russian.
  • In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them.
  • First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.
  • I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so.
  • I cannot command winds and weather.
  • I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!
  • Treat every Frenchman as if he was the devil himself.
  • I have a right to be blind sometimes.
  • There can be no place for self entirely
  • Whoever gains the palm by merit, let him hold it.

Horatio Nelson Quotes On War

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You must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your King, and you must treat every Frenchman as if he were the Devil himself. — Horatio Nelson

Thank God I have done my duty. — Horatio Nelson

To do nothing was disgraceful; therefore I made use of my understanding. — Horatio Nelson

Laurels grow in the Bay of Biscay, I hope a bed of them may be found in the Mediterranean. — Horatio Nelson

What the country needs is the annihilation of the enemy. — Horatio Nelson

It is my turn now; and if I come back, it is yours. — Horatio Nelson

A fleet of British ships at war are the best negotiators. — Horatio Nelson

A ship's a fool to fight a fort. — Horatio Nelson

Frigates are the eyes of a fleet. — Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson Quotes On Enemy

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No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. — Horatio Nelson

The business of the English commander-in-chief being first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided. — Horatio Nelson

Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson Quotes On Duty

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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. — Horatio Nelson

England expects every man to do his duty — Horatio Nelson

Thank God I have done my duty. Drink, drink. Fan, fan. Rub, rub. Kiss me, Hardy. — Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Desperate affairs require desperate measures. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

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

The politics of courts are so mean that private people would be ashamed to act in the same way; all is trick and finesse, to which the common cause is sacrificed. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

Had we taken ten sails, and let the eleventh to escape, being able to get at her, I could never have called it well done. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

I am ill every time it blows hard, and nothing but my enthusiastic love for the profession keeps me one hour at sea. — Horatio Nelson

When I came to explain to them the 'Nelson Touch', it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved - 'It was new - it was singular - it was simple!'. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

Something must be left to chance; nothing is certain in a sea fight — Horatio Nelson

I am of the opinion that the boldest measures are the safest. — Horatio Nelson

I believe my arrival was most welcome, not only to the Commander of the Fleet but almost to every individual in it. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

The bravest man feels an anxiety 'circa praecordia' as he enters the battle; but he dreads disgrace yet more. — Horatio Nelson

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. — Horatio Nelson

My love is founded on esteem, the only foundation that can make the passion last. — Horatio Nelson

Life Lessons by Horatio Nelson

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  1. Horatio Nelson serves as an example of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity, having achieved numerous victories despite facing overwhelming odds.
  2. His leadership skills and commitment to duty were exemplary, and he was willing to take personal risks to ensure the success of his plans.
  3. He demonstrated that success can be achieved through hard work, dedication and self-belief, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

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