Ulysses S. Grant

1822 - 1885

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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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on nations, punishment, rebellion, and war

"The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Personal Memoirs, 1885

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant

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

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on peace

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Let us have peace.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Letter of Acceptance of Nomination, 29 May 1868

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on execution, laws, and security

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

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Inaugural Address, 4 March 1869

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on acceptance

No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: To Simon Bolivar Buckner, under siege, Fort Donelson,16 Feb 1862

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