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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..
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Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth.

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The only thing that they can be relied on to do is to gallop too far and too fast.

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Today when a man gets married he gets a home, a housekeeper, a cook, a cheering squad and another paycheck. When a woman marries, she gets a boarder. To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.

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Yes, about ten minutes.

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I acknowledge that I should not like to see again such loss as I sustained on
the 23rd September, even if attended by such a gain.

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A great country cannot wage a little war.

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I see no reason to suppose these machines will ever force themselves into general use.

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The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterwards.

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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.

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My rule always was to do the business of the day in the day.

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There is nothing so dreadful as a great victory
except a great defeat.

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Hard pounding, gentlemen. Let's see who pounds the longest.

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There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.

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Error is ever the sequence of haste.

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I have seen their backs before.

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