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POLL: Favorite Wellington Quote (Round 1B)


329 votes were cast by total voters.


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MajorB writes:

I don't recall that Wellington ever said "none of these/no opinion". Though I could be mistaken?


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VOTING RESULTS
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Now's your time!
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On the field of battle his hat is worth fifty thousand men; but he is not a gentleman.
17
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People talk of their enlisting from their fine military feeling – all stuff – no such thing. Some of our men enlist from having got bastard children – some for minor offences – many more for drink, they are the scum of the earth, Sir – but see what fine fellows we make of them.
20
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Publish and be damned!
19
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Railroads will only encourage the common people to move about needlessly.
9
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Scum. Nothing but beggars and scoundrels, all of them. Gin is the spirit of their patriotism.
24
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Sparrow hawks, ma'am.
4
1%
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Stand fast - we must not be beat - what will they say in England?
10
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Stop this useless noise! You'll hurt yourself.
3
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That's alright, madam, I have seen their backs before.
15
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The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.
15
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The history of a battle, is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as to their value or importance...
15
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The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
9
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The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
11
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The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
26
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Then yellow it is.
1
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There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake.
3
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They're coming on in the same old style.
18
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They won't run away and it will take a long time to kill them all.
13
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To beat the French!
5
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To train an army of uniformed British clerks in Spain for the benefit of the accountants and copy-boys in London.
7
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Up, Guards, and at them again.
10
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We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.
14
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When my journal appears, many statues must come down.
2
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Where the hell is Blucher!
11
3%
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Write me up a victory, Beresford, for what you have written will not do at all in London.
11
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You must build your House of Parliament on the river: so… that the populace cannot exact their demands by sitting down round you.
6
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other (explain)
0
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none of these/no opinion
6
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not a Wellington fan
11
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
What is your favorite historical quote from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.