Ulysses S. Grant

1822 - 1885

A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on judgment, mind, nations, peace, rebellion, and slavery

I never was an Abolitionest, not even what could be called anti slavery, but I try to judge farely and honestly and it become patent to my mind early in the rebellion that the North and South could never live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Letter to Elihu B. Washburne, August 30, 1863

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on belief, fighting, indifference, sharing, slavery, time, value, world, and worth

The issue of slavery provoked little moral indignation in General Grant, and in the first days following the attack on Fort Sumter, he seems to have believed that the North shared his indifference to abolition: "In all this I can but see the doom of Slavery. The North do not want, nor will they want, to interfere with the institution. But they will refuse for all time to give it protection unless the South shall return soon to their allegiance, and then too this disturbance will give such an impetus to the production of their staple, cotton, in other parts of the world that they can never recover the controll of the market again for that comodity. This will reduce the value of negroes so much that they will never be worth fighting over again."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Letter to Frederick Dent, April 19, 1861

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant

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

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Dispatch to Washington from Field Headquarters, 11 May 1864

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on anxiety and present

A man anxious to tell a dirty story asked, "Are there any ladies present?" Ulysses S. Grant spoke up and replied, "There are no ladies present, but there are gentlemen."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on laws and people

The will of the people is the best law.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on america, army, day, desires, indifference, injustice, justice, nations, neighbors, and war

In his later reminiscences, Ulysses S. Grant roundly condemned the Mexican War in which he had served, and even saw the Civil War as a sort of karmic retribution for America's sins against its southern neighbor: "Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Personal Memoirs, 1885

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