Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Who the Heck is Ulysses S. Grant?

Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, was an American military officer and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

Born April 27, 1822
Died July 23, 1885

Books by Ulysses S. Grant


Best 19 Quotes by Ulysses S. Grant

“Cheap cigars come in handy; They stifle the odor of cheap politicians.”

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“God gave us Lincoln and Liberty. Let us fight for both.”

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“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.”

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“I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.”

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

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“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.”

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“If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.”

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“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.”

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“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.”

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“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.”

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“Let us have peace.”

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“My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.”

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“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.”

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“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.”

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

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“There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.”

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“To maintain peace in the future it is necessary to be prepared for war.”

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“Two commanders on the same field are always one too many.”

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Memoirs and Selected Letters Quotes

“There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.”

Ulysses S. Grant
Memoirs and Selected Letters