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"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 Grant
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"My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent." Ulysses Grant
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"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail." Ulysses Grant
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"No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works." Ulysses Grant
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"Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor." Ulysses Grant
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"There are many men who would have done better than I did under the circumstances in which I found myself. If I had never held command; if I had fallen, there were 10,000 behind who would have followed the contest to the end and never surrendered the" Ulysses Grant
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"Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished." Ulysses Grant
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"I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." Ulysses Grant
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"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 Grant
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"Hold fast to the Bible. . . . To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future." Ulysses Grant
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"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 Grant
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"Retreat? No. I propose to attach at daylight and whip them." Ulysses Grant
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"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; all I did was try and make" Ulysses Grant
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"I see from the papers that my name has been sent in for Brigadier General. This is certainly very complimentary to me, particularly as I have never asked a friend to intercede in my behalf. Hearing that I was likely to be promoted, the officers, with" Ulysses Grant
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"The people who had been in rebellion must necessarily come back into the Union, and be incorporated as an integral part of the nation. Naturally the nearer they were placed to equality with the people who had rebelled, the more reconciled they would" Ulysses Grant
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"I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution." Ulysses Grant
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"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 Grant
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"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 Grant
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"I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally." Ulysses Grant
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"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 Grant
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"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." Ulysses Grant
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