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Duke of Wellington
1769 - 1852
Nationality: British
Category: Royalty
Subcategory: British Royalty

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.'


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'.


Publish and be dammed.


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


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


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


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


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