Welcome to “Q” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge.
About Napoleon: I used to say of him [Napoleon] that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.
About the other side of the hill: 1) The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill. 2) All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guessing what was at the other side of the hill.’
On being afraid: The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
On being discreet: Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
On railroads: Depend upon it, Sir, nothing will come of them!
Letter to his brother Henry: I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke.
On habit: Habit is ten times nature.
On enlisted men: The British soldiers are fellows who have all enlisted for drink. That is the plain fact – they have all enlisted for drink.
On the French: I have seen their backs before, madam.
On his life: When my journal appears, many statues must come down.
On his soldiers: I don’t know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.
On friends: God deliver me from my friends! I’ll take care of my enemies myself.
On Harriette Wilson’s threat to publish her memoirs and his letters: Publish and be damned!
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