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Ulysses S. Grant
April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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.


Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.


If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.


It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.


My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.


Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.


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.


No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.


I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.


Let us have peace.


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.


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.


I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.


Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.


I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.


Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.


There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.


In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.


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.


I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't.


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