Sherman


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May 08

The quotable General Sherman

I’m surprised that no one on the left has picked up this little Nugget from General Sherman, specifically

You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.

Other favorites

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and defeat.

Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other always.

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. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.

Vox populi, vox humbug!

War is, at its best, barbarism.