Ulysses S Grant Quotes & Wallpapers

Ulysses S Grant
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It does look like a very good exercise. But what is the little white ball for? Ulysses S Grant

Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true. Ulysses S Grant

The theory of government changes with general progress. Ulysses S Grant

Really, Mr. Lincoln, I have had enough of this show business. Ulysses S Grant

I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. Ulysses S Grant

The government has educated me for the army. What I am, I owe to my country. I have served her through one war, and, live or die, will serve her through this. Ulysses S Grant

No term s except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works. Ulysses S Grant

In 1856...I preferred the success of a candidate whose election would prevent or postpone secession, to seeing the country plunged into a war the end of which no man could foretell. With a Democrat elected by the unanimous vote of the Slave States, there could be no pretext for secession for four years.... I therefore voted for James Buchanan as President. Ulysses S Grant

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. Ulysses S Grant

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

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

I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not. Ulysses S Grant

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

My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral. Ulysses S Grant

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

If men make war in slavish observance of rules, they will fail. No rules will apply to conditions of war as different as those which exist in Europe and America...War is progressive, because all the instruments and elements of war are progressive. Ulysses S Grant

Cheap cigars come in handy; they stifle the odor of cheap politicians. Ulysses S Grant

I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't. Ulysses S Grant

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

Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. Ulysses S Grant

God gave us Lincoln and Liberty, let us fight for both. Ulysses S Grant

The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that "A state half slave and half free cannot exist." All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true. Ulysses S Grant

Encourage free schools and resolve that not one dollar appropriated for their support shall be appropriated to the support of any sectarian schools. Resolve that neither the state nor nation, nor both combined, shall support institutions of learning other than those sufficient to afford every child growing up in the land of opportunity of a good common school education, unmixed with sectarian, pagan, or atheistical dogmas. Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church and the private school supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. Ulysses S Grant

I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer. Ulysses S Grant

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 as often as you can, and keep moving on. Ulysses S Grant

Let no guilty man escape, if it can he avoided. . . . No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty. Ulysses S Grant

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

Venice would be a fine city if it were only drained. Ulysses S Grant

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

Let us labor for the security of free thought, free speech, pure morals, unfettered religious sentiments, and equal rights and privileges for all men, irrespective of nationality, color, or religion;.... leave the matter of religious teaching to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contribution. Keep church and state forever separate. Ulysses S Grant

I don't underrate the value of military knowledge, but if men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. Ulysses S Grant

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. Ulysses S Grant

Let us have peace. Ulysses S Grant

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. Ulysses S Grant

It is preposterous to suppose that the people of one generation can lay down the best and only rules of government for all who are to come after them, and under unforeseen contingencies. Ulysses S Grant

I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other one isn't. Ulysses S Grant

Whatever there is of greatness in the United States, or indeed in any other country, is due to labor. The laborer is the author of all greatness and wealth. Without labor there would be no government, no leading class, and nothing to preserve. Ulysses S Grant

Ah, you know my weaknesses-my children and my horses. Ulysses S Grant

I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world, in His own good time, to become one nation, speaking one language, and when armies and navies will be no longer required. Ulysses S Grant

The will of the people is the best law. Ulysses S Grant

England and the United States are natural allies, and should be the best of friends. Ulysses S Grant

The most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticized. Ulysses S Grant

I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices. Ulysses S Grant

I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world in His own good time to become one nation, speaking one language, when armies and navies will no longer be required. Ulysses S Grant

My lord, I have heard that your father was a military man. Was that the case? Ulysses S Grant

It is probably well that we had the war when we did. We are better off now than we would have been without it, and have made more rapid progress than we otherwise should have made... But this war was a fearful lesson, and should teach us the necessity of avoiding wars in the future. Ulysses S Grant

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Ulysses S Grant

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

If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back. Ulysses S Grant

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

Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory. Ulysses S Grant

One of my superstitions had always been when I started to go anywhere or do anything, not to turn back, or stop until the thing intended was accomplished. I have frequently started to go places where I had never been and to which I did not know the way, depending upon making inquiries on the road, and if I got past the place without knowing it, instead of turning back, I would go until a road was found turning in the right direction, take that, and come in by the other side. Ulysses S Grant

But my later experience has taught me two lessons: first, that things are seen plainer after the events have occurred; second, that the most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticised. Ulysses S Grant

There are many men who would have done better than I did under the circumstances in which I found myself. If I had never held command, if I had fallen, there were 10,000 behind who would have followed the contest to the end and never surrendered the Union. Ulysses S Grant

I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency. Ulysses S Grant

I read the story and reread the story, but I still could not find the universality that the little Irishman had spoken of. All I saw in the story was some Irishmen meeting in a room and talking politics. What had that to do with America, especially with my people? It was not until years later that I saw what he meant ... I began to listen, to listen closely to how they talked about their heroes, to how they talked about the dead and how great the dead had once been. I heard it everywhere. Ulysses S Grant

Declare church and state forever separate and distinct; but each free within their proper spheres. Ulysses S Grant

...I never heard him abuse an enemy. Some of the cruel things said about President Lincoln, particularly in the North, used to pierce him to the heart; but never in my presence did he evince a revengeful disposition. Ulysses S Grant

The long-continued and useful public service and eminent purity of character of the deceased ex-President will be remembered. Ulysses S Grant

All secret oath-bound political parties are dangerous to any nation, no matter how pure or how patriotic the motives and principles which first bring them together. Ulysses S Grant

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S Grant

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. Ulysses S Grant

Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished. Ulysses S Grant

It is men who wait to be selected, and not those who seek, from whom we may expect the most efficient service. Ulysses S Grant

Wherever the enemy goes let our troops go also. Ulysses S Grant

The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make. Ulysses S Grant

In 1850, I believe, the church property in the United States, which paid no tax, amounted to $87 million. In 1900, without a check, it is safe to say, this property will reach a sum exceeding $3 billion. I would suggest the taxation of all property equally. Ulysses S Grant

War is progressive because all instruments of war are progressive. Ulysses S Grant

... anything is better than indecision. We must decide. If I am wrong, we shall soon find out and can do the other thing. But not to decide wastes both time and money and may ruin everything. Ulysses S Grant

Retreat? NO. I propose to attach at daylight and whip them. Ulysses S Grant



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