Facts about William Tecumseh Sherman

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William Tecumseh Sherman was a famous Soldier from USA, who lived between February 8, 1820 and February 14, 1891.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Politics, War.

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Famous quotes by William Tecumseh Sherman (36)


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"A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it"
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"Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster"
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"Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other"
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"He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war"
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"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"
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"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah"
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"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"
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"I intend to make Georgia howl"
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"I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace"
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"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"
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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"
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"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 would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy"
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"If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you"
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"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"
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"If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve"
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"If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking"
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"If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"
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"In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out"
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"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"
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"It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped"
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"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"
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"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"
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"The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war"
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"The voice of the people is the voice of humbug"
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"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell"
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"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"
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"War is at its best barbarism"
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"War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers"
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"You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion"
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"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over"
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"War is hell"
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"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want"


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