If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say give them all they want.
I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.
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.
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want.
The carping and bickering of political factions in the nation's capital reminds me of two pelicans quarreling over a dead fish.
I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
I think I know what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.