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Arthur Wellesley
April 24, 1769 - September 14, 1852
Nationality: English
Category: Soldier
Subcategory: English Soldier

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


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


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


The only thing I am afraid of is fear.


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


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


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


Habit is ten times nature.


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


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


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.


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


When my journal appears, many statues must come down.


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


Publish and be damned.


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


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