"If nominated, I will not run if elected, I will not serve."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."William Tecumseh Sherman on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."William Tecumseh Sherman on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."William Tecumseh Sherman on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."William Tecumseh Sherman on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."William Tecumseh Sherman on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
"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."
"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."
"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."