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Ulysses S. Grant quotes: England and the United States are natural allies, and should be the best of friends. England and the United States are natural allies, and should be the best of friends.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives. Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice. There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Venice would be a fine city if it were only drained. Venice would be a fine city if it were only drained.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished. Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Two commanders on the same field are always one too many. Two commanders on the same field are always one too many.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The theory of government changes with general progress. The theory of government changes with general progress.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticized. The most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticized.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: On several occasions during the war he came to the relief of the Union army by means of his SUPERIOR MILITARY GENIUS. On several occasions during the war he came to the relief of the Union army by means of his SUPERIOR MILITARY GENIUS.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: In politics I am growing indifferent - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home In politics I am growing indifferent - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both. God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: No theory of my own will ever stand in the way of my executing, in good faith, any order I may receive from those in authority over me. No theory of my own will ever stand in the way of my executing, in good faith, any order I may receive from those in authority over me.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I suppose this work is part of the devil that is in us all. I suppose this work is part of the devil that is in us all.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The distant rear of an army engaged in battle is not the best place from which to judge correctly what is going on in front. The distant rear of an army engaged in battle is not the best place from which to judge correctly what is going on in front.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not. I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I will raid the arsenal and start a war to end slavery. I will raid the arsenal and start a war to end slavery.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Quit thinking about what Bobby Lee's gonna do to us and start thinking about what we're going to do to him. Quit thinking about what Bobby Lee's gonna do to us and start thinking about what we're going to do to him.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The long-continued and useful public service and eminent purity of character of the deceased ex-President will be remembered. The long-continued and useful public service and eminent purity of character of the deceased ex-President will be remembered.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: He preferred yielding his own wish to gratify others, rather than to insist upon having his own way. He preferred yielding his own wish to gratify others, rather than to insist upon having his own way.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: To maintain peace in the future it is necessary to be prepared for war. To maintain peace in the future it is necessary to be prepared for war.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I have never advocated war except as a mean of peace I have never advocated war except as a mean of peace
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The problem for us was to move forward to a decisive victory, or our cause was lost. The problem for us was to move forward to a decisive victory, or our cause was lost.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally. I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: We're teachers, and we have a commitment." "Commitment to what-to live and die in this hellhole, when we can leave and live like other people? We're teachers, and we have a commitment." "Commitment to what-to live and die in this hellhole, when we can leave and live like other people?
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Cheap cigars come in handy; they stifle the odor of cheap politicians. Cheap cigars come in handy; they stifle the odor of cheap politicians.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party. There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: There is nothing more I should do to it now, and therefore I am not likely to be more ready to go than at this moment. There is nothing more I should do to it now, and therefore I am not likely to be more ready to go than at this moment.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Ah, you know my weaknessesmy children and my horses. Ah, you know my weaknesses
my children and my horses.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Lee's army will be your objective point. Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also. Lee's army will be your objective point. Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency. I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Nothing could be more dishonorable than to accept high rank and command in war and then betray the trust. Nothing could be more dishonorable than to accept high rank and command in war and then betray the trust.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true. Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: A military life had no charms for me, and I had not the faintest idea of staying in the army even if I should be graduated, which I did not A military life had no charms for me, and I had not the faintest idea of staying in the army even if I should be graduated, which I did not expect,
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: War is progressive because all instruments of war are progressive. War is progressive because all instruments of war are progressive.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace. Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Wherever the enemy goes let our troops go also. Wherever the enemy goes let our troops go also.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Really, Mr. Lincoln, I have had enough of this show business. Really, Mr. Lincoln, I have had enough of this show business.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose. Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I'm afraid I'm elected. I'm afraid I'm elected.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I knew the enemy were ready to break and only wanted a little encouragement from us to go quickly and join their friends who had started earlier. I knew the enemy were ready to break and only wanted a little encouragement from us to go quickly and join their friends who had started earlier.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I never knew what to do with a paper except to put it in a side pocket or pass it to a clerk who understood it better than I did. I never knew what to do with a paper except to put it in a side pocket or pass it to a clerk who understood it better than I did.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I thought how little interest the men before me had in the results of the war, and how little knowledge they had of "what it was all about. I thought how little interest the men before me had in the results of the war, and how little knowledge they had of "what it was all about.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back. If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: But for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him. But for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I felt that 15,000 men on the 8th would be more effective than 50,000 a month later. I felt that 15,000 men on the 8th would be more effective than 50,000 a month later.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins. In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works. No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I will not move my army without onions. I will not move my army without onions.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: Retreat? NO. I propose to attach at daylight and whip them. Retreat? NO. I propose to attach at daylight and whip them.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: It will be all right if it turns out all right. It will be all right if it turns out all right.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: His presence soon restored confidence. His presence soon restored confidence.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: You can violate the law. The banks may violate the law and be sustained in doing so. But the President of the United States cannot violate the law. You can violate the law. The banks may violate the law and be sustained in doing so. But the President of the United States cannot violate the law.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: The fact is I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb is anything that signifies to be; to do; or to suffer. I signify all The fact is I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb is anything that signifies to be; to do; or to suffer. I signify all three.
Ulysses S. Grant quotes: I know only two tunes. One of them is 'Yankee Doodle' the other isn't. I know only two tunes. One of them is 'Yankee Doodle' the other isn't.