57 Total Quotes

William Sherman Quotes

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Rivalry

William Sherman
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
William Sherman
#American Musician

William Sherman
The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate.
William Sherman
#Army

William Sherman
In our Country . . . one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
William Sherman
#Class

William Sherman
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster
William Sherman
#Disaster

William Sherman
I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Fame

William Sherman
He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war
William Sherman
#Army

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Body

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Army

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#Choice

William Sherman
War is at best barbarism. Its glory is all moonshine... War is hell.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Glory

William Sherman
War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say give them all they want.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Enemies

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#Pride

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#American Musician

William Sherman
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.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Choice

William Sherman
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.
William Sherman
#American Musician

William Sherman
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
William Sherman
#American Musician #War

William Sherman
I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
William Sherman
#Courage

William Sherman
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys it is all hell.
William Sherman
#Boys

William Sherman
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell.
William Sherman
#Boys

William Sherman
If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.
William Sherman
#American Musician #Army