Ulysses S. Grant
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"Ulysses S. Grant" was the List of Presidents of the United States/18th President of the United States (1869–1877). In 1865, as Commanding General of the United States Army/Commanding General, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederate States of America/Confederacy in the American Civil War. He then implemented Congressional Reconstruction Era/Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republican Party (United States)/Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan.

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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.

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Let us have peace.

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution.

My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.

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

It is men who wait to be selected, and not those who seek, from whom we may expect the most efficient service.