Best Ulysses S. Grant quotes

Ulysses S. Grant was an American military officer and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. As Commanding General, he led the Union Army to victory in the American Civil War in 1865 and thereafter briefly served as Secretary of War. Later, as president, Grant was an effective civil rights executive who signed the bill that created the Justice Department and worked with Radical Republicans to protect African Americans during Reconstruction.

Here are quotes from President Ulysses S. Grant;

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

“I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not.”

“No theory of my own will ever stand in the way of my executing, in good faith, any order I may receive from those in authority over me.”

“The theory of government changes with general progress.”

“Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.”

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

“I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly”

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

“…but for a soldier his duty is plain. He is to obey the orders of all those placed over him and whip the enemy wherever he meets him.”

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

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