Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Bad Law

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/u /ulysses_s_grant.html

Being President

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html "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 Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/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, Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Chapter 46

Church and State

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 Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors /u/ulysses_s_grant.html


Corporations are something that has no soul to be damned and no posterior to be kicked,


I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html


"I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent." Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/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 Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors /u/ulysses_s_grant.html


Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html


If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/u /ulysses_s_grant.html


"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; " Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/ulysses_s._grant/


"Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves." Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/ulysses_s._grant/


The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html


"Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished." Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/ulysses_s._grant/


Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html


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 Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html


"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 Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes /ulysses_s._grant/3.html 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 Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html "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 Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/ulysses_s._grant/ "It has been my misfortune to be engaged in more battles than any other general on the other side of the Atlantic; but there was never a time during my command when I would not have chosen some settlement by reason rather than the sword." Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/ulysses_s._grant/ "I never held a council of war in my life. I heard what men had to say - the stream of talk at headquarters - but I made up my own mind, and from my written orders my staff got their first knowledge of what was to be done. No living man knew of plans" Ulysses S. Grant Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/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 Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/ u/ulysses_s_grant.html US President's Web Ring Home Page Howie's Great Democratic Quote Page Howie's Stupid GOP Quote Page MidnightFlyer's Homepage Great Democratic Speeches Howie's Presidential and Political Page

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