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Ulysses S. Grant

The Top 10 Ulysses S. Grant Quotations

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Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877 and a commanding general during the American Civil War. Grant's leadership and strategies, especially in collaboration with General William Tecumseh Sherman, played a pivotal role in bringing an end to the Civil War and defeating the Confederacy. Following the war, Grant was elected as the U.S. president, serving two terms. His tenure saw efforts to rebuild the country and ensure civil rights for the newly freed African Americans. Later in life, he penned his memoirs, which have since been recognized as one of the finest contributions to the literary genre of personal military narratives.

top 10 quotations by Ulysses S. Grant

"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 S. Grant

"It's not about size in the army, but quality. And the morale is worth more than any other factor." Ulysses S. Grant

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

"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 S. Grant

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." Ulysses S. Grant

"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice." Ulysses S. Grant

"No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted." Ulysses S. Grant

"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions." Ulysses S. Grant

"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 S. Grant

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

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