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Arthur Wellesley Quotes

Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.

Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.

Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.

Habit is ten times nature.

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.

I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.

It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.

Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.

Publish and be damned.

The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.

The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.

When my journal appears, many statues must come down.

When one turns over in bed, it is time to turn out.