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A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
I intend to make Georgia howl.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh 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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
There's many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is at best barbarism. Its glory is all moonshine... War is hell.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is at its best barbarism.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
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.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is hell.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say give them all they want.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman
You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
Quotation of William Tecumseh Sherman