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POLL: Favorite Wellington Quote (Round 1A)


362 votes were cast by total voters.


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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I thought it was Will Rogers.


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A French officer will slit your throat if you tell him he is not a gentleman. But that, sir, will not make him one.
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About ten minutes.
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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 'guessing what was at the other side of the hill'.
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Always make water when you can.
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Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
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Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.
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But he is very good when he is dancing with the French.
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By God, Sir, so you have!
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D--n the fellow - so he is a mere pounder after all.
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Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.
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Esprit de corps, ma'am.
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Give me night or give me Blücher.
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Humbugged, by God.
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I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!
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I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke.
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I don't know what they'll do to the enemy; but, by God, they frighten me.
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I gave them their orders and they wanted to stay and discuss them!
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I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life.
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I should have given more praise.
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If my hair knew what my brain was thinking. I would shave it off.
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If there's one subject I know absolutely nothing about, it is agriculture.
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It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.
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More dangerous than that which we do not know, is that which we do know, which is not so.
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My heart is broken by the terrible loss I have sustained in my old friends and companions and my poor soldiers. Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won: the bravery of my troops hitherto saved me from the greater evil; but to win such a battle as this of Waterloo, at the expense of so many gallant friends, could only be termed a heavy misfortune but for the result to the public.
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My plan is to defeat the French.
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Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.
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Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
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other (explain)
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none of these/no opinion
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not a Wellington fan
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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.