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Ulysses S. Grant Quotes, US President and General

Originally named: 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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“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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