Wisdom does not come by instinct, but will be found when diligently sought for; seek her, she will be a friend that will never fail you.

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