” If nominated, I will not run, if elected, I will not serve. “


” 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. “


” War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. “


” Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. “


” If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking. “



All 5 William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes about Will in picture


If nominated, I will not run, if elected, I will not serve.
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.


War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
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