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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1185
AUTHOR:Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852)
QUOTATION:To know when to retreat; and to dare to do it.
ATTRIBUTION:ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, when asked the best test of a great general.—Sir William Fraser, Words on Wellington, p. 37 (1889).
SUBJECTS:Military affairs
 
 
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