Arthur Wellesley

Arthur Wellesley

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Author Profession: Duke of Wellington, English army commander, PM (21)
Born: May 01, 1769
Died: September 14, 1852
Birth Sign: Taurus

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

When my journal appears, many statues must come down.

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

Publish and be damned.

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

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

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

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

Habit is ten times nature.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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