Famous Irish Quotes & Sayings - 6

"Being Born in a Stable does not make you a Horse"
-Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, referring to his Irish birth. Wellington's comment, with its allusions to Christ's birth in a stable, obviously portray's his resentment that he was born in a country inhabited by a people that his imperialist aristocratic pedigree felt was an inferior breed

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Anonymous said...

Re Arthur Wellesley`s (Duke of Wellington) quotation "Because one is born in a stable does not necessarily make one a horse".
The standard reply is "And because one is born in a stable does give one leave to behave like an ass!"