General Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Ulysses S. Grant Quotes, US President and General

Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

President Ulysses S. Grant Quotations
Born Hiram Ulysses Grant
Commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War and 18th President (1869–77) of the United States.
Lived: 1822–1885

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Famous Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

Military Related Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

“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 Quotes, 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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