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ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT
American general and 18th president of U.S.
(1822 - 1885)
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Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any fondness for war, and I have never advocated it except as a means of peace.
      - [War]

I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not.
      - in his Easter message during his 1885 sickness
        [Grant's Birthday]

I have never advocated war, except as a means of peace.
      - [Peace]

I never advocated war except as a means of peace.
      - [Peace]

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
      - in the Wilderness, May 11, 1864
        [Grant's Birthday]

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
      - [Labor]

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions; keep the Church and the State forever apart.
      - [Religion]

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.
      - indorsement of a letter relating to the Whiskey Ring
        [Guilt]

Let us have peace.
      - on accepting the U.S. presidential nomination
        [Peace]

No term s except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
      - to General S.B. Buckner at Fort Donelson
        [War]

No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
      - [War]

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.
      - said to Secretary Change, 1863
        [Grant's Birthday]

The free school is the promoter of that intelligence which is to preserve us as a free nation. If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence; I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's, but between patriotism, and intelligence on one side, and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other.
      - [Grant's Birthday]

The government has educated me for the army. What I am, I owe to my country. I have served her through one war, and, live or die, will serve her through this.
      - at the outbreak of the Civil War, 1861
        [Grant's Birthday]

The will of the people is the best law.
      - [People]

I . . . purpose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
      - Despatch from Spottsylvania Court House
        [War]

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
      - Inaugural Address [Law]

My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral.
      - Personal Memoirs [Books (First Lines)]


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