Zitat des Tages von William Tecumseh Sherman:
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.
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.
A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.
It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.
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.
I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.
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.
I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.
The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.
You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.
I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
War is hell.
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.
Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
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.
He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.
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.
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
There's many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.
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.
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.
War is at its best barbarism.
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.