William Sherman Quotes


17 William Sherman quotes:



"I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
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"The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate."
"Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other."
"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."
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"I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers."
"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."
"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."
"It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped."
"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."
"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."
"If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve."
"Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."
"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 voice of the people is the voice of humbug."
"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."
Author: Sherman Quotes Category: Pride Quotes



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