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Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Simpson Grant

Originally named: Hiram Ulysses Grant
Commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War
and 18th President (186977) of the United States.

Lived: 18221885
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Ulysses S. Grant Quotes/Quotations

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
- General Ulysses S. Grant

"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail."
- General 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."
- General 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."
- General Ulysses S. Grant

"Wherever the enemy goes, let our troops go also"
- General Ulysses S. Grant, August 1864.

"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"
- General Ulysses S. Grant, about paperwork and administration

"...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."
- General Ulysses S. Grant, letter to Washburne, June 19, 1862


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