Duke of Wellington - Quotes

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All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called 'guess what was at the other side of the hill'. ---->>>

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained. ---->>>

Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth. ---->>>

Publish and be dammed. ---->>>

As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do.' ---->>>

An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them. ---->>>

I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 1769
Die: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Public Servant

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes (wikipedia)