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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Soldier
Nation: American
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If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.

Tags: Army, Eat, Keep

It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped.

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The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.

Tags: Anybody, Scenes, War

The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.

Tags: Humbug, Voice

War is at its best barbarism.

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He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.

Tags: Known, Peace, War

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

Tags: Against, Great, War

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.

Tags: Fear, Humble, Pride

There's many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.

Tags: Hell, Today, War

War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.

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You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.

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This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.

Tags: Hard, Rich, War

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.

Tags: Accept, Create, Him

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.

Tags: Cry, Hell, War

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.

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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.

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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.

Tags: Sick, Tired, War

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

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Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

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If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.

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

Tags: Easy, Result, War

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.

Tags: Facts, Hate, Truth

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

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I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.

Tags: Battle, Military, Understand

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

Tags: Politics, Run, Serve

In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.

Tags: Fight, Men, War
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War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.

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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.

Tags: Mean, Tired, Words

War is hell.

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There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.

Tags: Hell, Today, War

I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.

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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.

Tags: Fear, Humble, Wisdom

I intend to make Georgia howl.

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You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

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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.

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A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.

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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.

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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.

Tags: Peace, Today, War

I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.

Tags: Possible, Show, War

Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.

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Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic.

Tags: Emotional, Faith, Social

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion.

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But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.

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For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems, crowds are smarter than individuals.

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The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out.

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We think of our eyes as video cameras and our brains as blank tapes to be filled with sensory inputs.

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Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.

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But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, is no longer constrained by the price of paper.

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But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science.

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Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body.

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Either the soul survives death or it does not, and there is no scientific evidence that it does.

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Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.

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One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.

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Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.

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The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive.

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Through no divine design or cosmic plan, we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth, the only home we have ever known.

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We know evolution happened because innumerable bits of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.

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When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience.

Tags: Experience, Real, Stories

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them, with those links themselves valued by the number of links to their page of origin.

Tags: Brilliant, Number, Themselves

No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution, but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain sequence by a particular process.

Tags: Life, Single, Together

The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8, 1954, a half-century ago this month.

Tags: Body, Brain, Today

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher, where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward such principles as emergence and self-organization.

Tags: Level, Principles, Toward
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