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  • No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
    (Ulysses S. Grant)

  • Let us have peace.
    (Ulysses S. Grant)

  • If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
    (Ulysses S. Grant)

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

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


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

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

  • When wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the sufferers.
    (Ulysses S. Grant)

  • 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)

  • My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.
    (Ulysses S. Grant)

  • I never was an Abolitionest, not even what could be called anti slavery, but I try to judge farely and honestly and it become patent to my mind early in the rebellion that the North and South could never live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery.
    (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)

  • 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)

  • Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
    (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)


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