If nominated I will not accept; if elected I will not serve.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.
A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.
War is at its best barbarism.
I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.
He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.
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.
You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.
There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.
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.
Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter.
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.