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British naval commander in the wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. 1758-1805
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Recollect that you must be a seaman to be an officer and also that you cannot be a good officer without being a gentleman.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Kiss me Hardy”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I cannot command winds and weather.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Desperate affairs require desperate measures.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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