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Horatio Nelson
(1758-1805) born on
Sep 29
English naval officer. He was commander in the wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France; won crucial victories and defeated the French at Trafalgar, 1805.
I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.

I have only one eye: I have a right to be blind sometimes: I really do not see the signal.
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!'.
Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others.
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Best Quotations for All Occasions," by Lewis C. Henry, 1945.
R: Remark, Battle of Copenhagen, 2 Apr 1801; Nelson ignored Admiral Parker's order to disengage by placing his telescope to his blind eye; an hour later, he was victorious.
A: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
N: Memorandum to the fleet, off Cadiz, 9 Oct 1805.
K: Memorandum to the fleet, off Cadiz, 9 Oct 1805.

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