Best Quotes by Ulysses S. Grant (Top 10)

  1. In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticized.
  5. Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
  6. Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
  7. The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre—what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation.
  8. 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.
  9. My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.
  10. I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't.

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