Monday, August 01, 2022

Order and Moment

The history of a battle is not unlike the history of a ball [dance]. 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.

- The Duke of Wellington, quoted in Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814 by Rory Muir

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