I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
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 separate.
Labor disgraces no man unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor.
I know only two tunes: One of them is 'Yankee Doodle' and the other isn't.
It has been my misfortune to be engaged in more battles than any other general on the other side of the Atlantic; but there was never a time during my command when I would not have chosen some settlement by reason rather than the sword.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
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.
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again.
The one thing I never want to see again is a military parade. When I resigned from the army and went to a farm I was happy. When the rebellion came, I returned to the service because it was a duty. I had no thought of rank; all I did was try and make
Let us have peace.
I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.
In politics I am growing indifferent - I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.
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.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.
There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.
i have never advocated war except as a mean of peace
The distant rear of an army engaged in battle is not the best place from which to judge correctly what is going on in front.
I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly