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Улисс Симпсон Грант

Дата рождения: 27. Апрель 1822
Дата смерти: 23. Июль 1885

Ули́сс Си́мпсон Гра́нт — американский политический и военный деятель, полководец северян в годы Гражданской войны в США, генерал армии . C 4 марта 1869 по 4 марта 1877 — 18-й президент США. Портрет Гранта с 1913 года изображён на банкноте в 50 долларов.

„Let us have peace. Позвольте нам жить в мире.“

„В каждом сражении наступает момент, когда обе стороны считают себя потерпевшими поражение. И тогда тот, кто продолжает атаковать, побеждает.“

„Те, кто ведет военные действия, рабски повинуясь правилам, обречены на поражение.“

„Если не можешь победить честно, просто победи!“ Эпиграф к одной из глав повестей "МИФической" серии Роберта Асприна.

„Искусство войны достаточно просто. Узнайте, где ваш противник. Как можно быстрее подступите к нему. Нанесите как можно более сильный удар и не стойте на месте.“

„The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who have 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 only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly“

„There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.“ Memoirs and Selected Letters

„I know only two tunes. One of them is 'Yankee Doodle' the other isn't.“

„But my later experience has taught me two lessons: first, that things are seen plainer after the events have occurred; second, that the most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticised.“ Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes

„In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.“

„The great bulk of the legal voters of the South were men who owned no slaves; their homes were generally in the hills and poor country; their facilities for educating their children, even up to the point of reading and writing, were very limited; their interest in the contest was very meagre--what there was, if they had been capable of seeing it, was with the North; they too needed emancipation. Under the old regime they were looked down upon by those who controlled all the affairs in the interest of slave-owners, as poor white trash who were allowed the ballot so long as they cast it according to direction.“

„I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.“

„Leave the matter of religion to the family altar the church and the private school supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.“

„THE CAUSE of the great War of the Rebellion against the United Status will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that "A state half slave and half free cannot exist." All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true.“ Personal Memoirs, Vol. 2

„The darkest day of my life was the day I heard of Lincoln's assassination. I did not know what it meant. Here was the rebellion put down in the field, and starting up in the gutters...“

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