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#1. Yes, about ten minutes. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#2. I have no small talk and Peel has no manners. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#3. The hardest thing of all for a soldier is to retreat. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#4. The scum of the earth ... but what fine soldiers we have made them. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#5. Always make water when you can. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#6. Napoleon has humbugged me, by God; he has gained twenty-four hours' march on me. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#7. I acknowledge that I should not like to see again such loss as I sustained on
the 23rd September, even if attended by such a gain. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#8. An extraordinary affair. I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#9. Today when a man gets married he gets a home, a housekeeper, a cook, a cheering squad and another paycheck. When a woman marries, she gets a boarder. To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#10. The British soldiers are fellows who have all enlisted for drink. That is the plain fact - they have all enlisted for drink. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#11. Call on a business man only at business times, and on business; transact your business, and go about your business, in order to give him time to finish his business. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#12. My rule always was to do the business of the day in the day. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#13. I attribute my success on the battlefield to always being on the spot to see and do everything for myself - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#14. I have seen their backs before. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#15. I am not only not prepared to bring forward any measure of this nature, but I will at once declare that, as far as I am concerned, as long as I hold any station in the Government of the country, I shall always feel it my duty to resist such measures when proposed by others. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#16. Sirs, if it were not for that one red spot I would have conquered the world!!! - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#17. Believe me that every man you see in a military uniform is not a hero. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#18. There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#19. A great country cannot wage a little war. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#20. The only thing that they can be relied on to do is to gallop too far and too fast. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#21. Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#22. There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#23. When one begins to turn in bed, it is time to get up. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#24. You must build your House of Parliament on the river: so ... that the populace cannot exact their demands by sitting down round you. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#25. The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame,-a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#26. I see no reason to suppose these machines will ever force themselves into general use. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#27. I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#28. 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'. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#29. Twelve-piece cookware sets for ninety-nine bucks are routinely hawked on late-night TV - often by friends of mine. But with a mere five pieces, you can do whatever you like - slay the dragon and then cook its tenderloin in the style of the duke of Wellington, if you want to. - Author: Mario Batali
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#30. It is very true that I have said that I considered Napoleon's presence in the field equal to forty thousand men in the balance. This is a very loose way of talking; but the idea is a very different one from that of his presence at a battle being equal to a reinforcement of forty thousand men. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#31. God deliver me from my friends! I'll take care of my enemies myself. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#32. The poor old Duke [of Wellington]! What shall I say of him? To be sure he was born in Ireland, but being born in a stable does not make a man a horse. - Author: Daniel O'Connell
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#33. A great country ought not to make little wars. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#34. There is nothing on earth so stupid as a gallant officer. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#35. We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#36. If you believe that you will believe anything. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#37. To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#38. I have got an infamous army, very weak and ill-equipped, and a very inexperienced staff. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#39. A great country can have no such thing as a little war. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#40. Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#41. Oh," said the Duke of Wellington, not much interested, "they are still complaining about that, are they? - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#42. When other Generals make mistakes their armies are beaten; when I get into a hole, my men pull me out of it. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#43. After the Battle of Waterloo, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington - who managed to defeat Napoleon by the skin of his teeth - surveyed the blood-soaked cornfields of Belgium and wrote in a letter, "Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won. - Author: Chris Pourteau
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#44. 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.' - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#45. Rashness is oftener the resort of cowardice than of courage. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#46. Always get over heavy ground as lightly as you can. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#47. If you had seen one day of war, you would pray to God that you would never see another. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#48. I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#49. Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#50. The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterwards. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#51. Troops would never be deficient in courage, if they could only know how deficient in it their enemies were. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#52. As a member of the Protestant British squirearchy ruling Ireland, he was touchy about his Irish origins. When in later life an enthusiastic Gael commended him as a famous Irishman, he replied A man can be born in a stable, and yet not be an animal. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#53. Hard pounding, gentlemen. Let's see who pounds the longest. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#54. During the Peninsula War, I heard a Portuguese general address his troops before a battle with the words, Remember men, you are Portuguese! - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#55. There is nothing so dreadful as a great victory
except a great defeat. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#56. What masks are these uniforms to hide cowards! - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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#57. Error is ever the sequence of haste. - Author: Duke Of Wellington
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