You may depend on it, that it is more in your own power than in any one else’s to promote both your comfort and advancement.

Letter to Mr. Lane, on the Duties of a young officer, London, November 7, 1787
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Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.

before the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805