Horatio Nelson Biography

Horatio Nelson, Soldier
Occup.Soldier
FromUnited Kingdom
BornSeptember 29, 1758
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England
DiedOctober 21, 1805
Cape Trafalgar, Spain
Aged47 years
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté was a British admiral renowned for his initiatives in the Napoleonic Battles, and especially the Fight of Trafalgar, where Nelson shed his life, as well as just how much of the French/ Spanish fleet was destroyed.

Nelson broke with conventional methods to appear enemy lines, a clear example of that is his method of the Battle of Trafalgar. Nelson was recognized for his ability to highlight the most effective in his juniors, so much that it came to be called "the Nelson touch" (Nelson's hands). Nelson's efforts in the Napoleonic Wars and his brave appearance as a one-armed, one-√łyd patriot meant that he was respected as well as worshiped.

Nelson was wed in 1787, but still a love began in 1798 with Emma, Lady Hamilton, other half of William Hamilton, the British ambassador in Naples, an affair that lasted until Nelson's fatality. Emma featured Nelson back to England as well as lived openly with him, they also had a little girl together, Horatia. It was open secret of the affair that got Admiralty to offer Nelson renewed Sea Patrol. At his death in 1805, Nelson was a nationwide hero and also he was given a state funeral service in St. Paul's Cathedral. Admiral Nelson is commemorated in a number of monuments, the most effective known is what remains in the middle of Trafalgar Square.

Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Horatio.

Related authors: Napoleon Bonaparte (Leader), William Hamilton (Politician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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23 Famous quotes by Horatio Nelson

Small: I cannot command winds and weather
"I cannot command winds and weather"
Small: Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own rega
"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"
Small: Desperate affairs require desperate measures
"Desperate affairs require desperate measures"
Small: Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his wa
"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"
Small: If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I
"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"
Small: I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!
"I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!"
Small: 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"
Small: In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them
"In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them"
Small: If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that hi
"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"
Small: I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, t
"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"
Small: Duty is the great business of a sea officer all private considerations must give way to it, however pai
"Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be"
Small: Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone
"Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone"
Small: Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I
"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"
Small: Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an a
"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"
Small: Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments.
"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"
Small: 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"
Small: 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"
Small: Time is everything five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat
"Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat"
Small: 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 els
"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"
Small: No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy
"No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy"
Small: My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is t
"My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied"
Small: England expects that every man will do his duty
"England expects that every man will do his duty"
Small: My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory for if it
"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"