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A compilation of interesting Arthur Wellesley quotes and sayings on art, battle, Great Britain, race, army, Waterloo, etc.

16 Arthur Wellesley Quotes

Famous As: Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United Kingdom
Born On: May 1, 1769
Died On: September 14, 1852
Born In: Dublin
Died At Age: 83
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, was a British soldier and statesman. He was one of the most important military and political leaders of the 19th-century Britain, and twice served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. By defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), he became one of Britain's top military heroes. In a 2002 BBC poll of 100 greatest Britons, he was at number 15. He was born in Dublin into a aristocratic protestant family and served in the British Army in British India and in the Napoleonic Wars. Wellesley was one of the important figures in the House of Lords. Here is a compilation of some interesting Arthur Wellesley quotes on art, battle, Great Britain, race, army, Waterloo, etc.
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Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Habit is ten times nature.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Publish and be damned.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

When my journal appears, many statues must come down.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington