Arthur Wellesley,

1769 - 1852

A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on balance, ideas, and men

It is very true that I have said that I considered Napoleon's presence in the field equal to forty thousand men in the balance. This is a very loose way of talking; but the idea is a very different one from that of his presence at a battle being equal to a reinforcement of forty thousand men.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Memoirs by the Duke, Sept. 18, 1836.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on mistakes

There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Letter to Mr. Huskisson. This gave rise to the slang expression, "And no mistake."--Words on Wellington, p. 122.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on business, order, and time

Call on a business man only at business times, and on business; transact your business, and go about your business, in order to give him time to finish his business.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on circumstances and control

Circumstances over which I have no control.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Sala: Echoes of the Week, in London Illustrated News

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on concern, judgment, mistrust, and wishes

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on life

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I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Upon seeing the first Reformed Parliament, Sir William Fraser, in "Words on Wellington" (1889), p. 12.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on losing and melancholy

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

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

Source: Despatch, 1815.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

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