Ulysses S. Grant quotes

Born
April 27, 1822 Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.

Died
July 23, 1885.

Occupation
Soldier, president.

Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
– Ulysses S. Grant
Let us have peace.
– 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.
– Ulysses S. Grant
My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.
– Ulysses S. Grant
Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
– Ulysses S. Grant
I have nothing to do with opinions. I deal only with armed rebellion and its aiders and abettors.
– Ulysses S. Grant
I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other isn’t.
– Ulysses S. Grant
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again.
– Ulysses S. Grant
I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
– Ulysses S. Grant
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
– Ulysses S. Grant
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 S. Grant
I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.
– Ulysses S. Grant
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
– Ulysses S. Grant
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
– 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 was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
– Ulysses S. Grant
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 S. Grant
I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
– 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
Declare Church and State forever separate and distinct, but each free within their proper spheres, and that all church property shall bear its own proportion of taxation.
– Ulysses S. Grant
No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
– Ulysses S. Grant