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Petite Wisdoms:  Duke Of Wellington
The 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769–1852) was born in Dublin to protestant parents. He was both one of the most eminent commanders that ever lived and a Tory statesman -serving twice as Prime Minister. He achieved numerous decisive wins in battle but it was his defeat of Napoleon at the Battle Of Waterloo in 1815 that gave him the greatest notoriety. His real name was Arthur Wellesley attaining KG, GCB, GCH, PC and FRS in his lifetime.
Among his may sayings are:
Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.
I say of the French that Napoleon’s presence on the field made a difference of forty-thousand men !
The Battle Of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton  (a comment on the bonding of British leaders)
Yet nothing but a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won  (a comment on the dead laying on the battlefield)
All the business of war, and all the business of life, is to endeavour to use what you know to find out what you don’t know -thus guessing what’s ‘on the other side of the hill’ !
Always get over heavy ground as lightly as you can.  (ie don’t get bogged down in minutiae).
Not every man that you see in uniform is necessarily a hero.
Educate men without religion and you make them but clever devils.
Being born in a stable does not make one a horse !
The Lord’s Prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.

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