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Letter "W" » William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
«War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.»
«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.»
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
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«If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.»
«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.»
«Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster»
«You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. 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.»
«Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.»
«In our Country . . . one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.»
«Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.»
«If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking»