Did Ulysses S. Grant say this?




 
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September 21st, 2005  
Padre
 
 

Topic: Did Ulysses S. Grant say this?


The best man for the job does not go after the job. He waits to be called.
This is attributed in one text to US Pres. Gen. U. S. Grant. However I can't find proof he ever said this. Does anyone know if he did or if it was said by someone else?

Thanks,

Padre
September 21st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
I've seen it attributed to Grant before myself, but I can't find any evidence at all to when and where (or if) he said it...
September 26th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah he's said to have said that, but I can't find the thereabouts of the quote. It's even here http://theaustralian.news.com.au/sto...5E2702,00.html, (under the pic).
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September 26th, 2005  
ironhorseredleg
 
 
No primary quote, but here's a bunch of secondary references attributing the quote to Grant.

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22do...oglet&filter=0
October 9th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Is this close enough Padre?

"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
October 9th, 2005  
Padre
 
 
Thank's D-Top - close enough. BTW good quote from JFK you got there!!!