Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.
Committed Gentlemen Enemy
Aft the more honour, forward the better man
I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
Sense Of Humor Keep Sense
Desperate affairs require desperate measures.
Desperate Measures Affairs
First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.
Gain Victory Make
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.
Service Had Ship
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
Sea Considerations Give
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.
Done Sight Glory
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.
Certain Fight Opinion
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.