Quotation by Arthur Wellesley Wellington, 1st Duke

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769–1852), British soldier, prime minister. Dispatch, August 1810.

Speaking of his generals—though commonly thought to refer to the rank-and-file soldiers. A similar remark is attributed to English Prime Minister Lord North, 1776-1777.
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