A few words for the day after 'Nosey' kicked Boney's butt.
The hardest thing of all for a soldier is to retreat.
I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.
Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won.
All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor 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.'
It has been a damned serious business - Blücher and I have lost 30,000 men. It has been a damned nice thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life...By God! I don't think it would have done if I had not been there.
Yes, and they went down very well too. - A retort to a comment on how very well French cavalry had come up at Waterloo.
Up, Guards, and at 'em.
The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.