Best Quotes by William Tecumseh Sherman (Top 10)

  1. I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
  2. If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.
  3. War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
  4. Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
  5. Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
  6. I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
  7. This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.
  8. If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
  9. Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
  10. If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve

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