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Tecumseh Quotes: "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."

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.




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

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




Tecumseh Quotes: "A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong."

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.



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

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




Tecumseh Quotes: "Show respect to all people, but grovel to none."

Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.



Tecumseh Quotes: "We can make war so terrible and make them so sick of war that generations pass away before they again appeal to it."

We can make war so terrible and make them so sick of war that generations pass away before they again appeal to it.



Tecumseh Quotes: "From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune."

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.




Tecumseh Quotes: "Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place."

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Brothers, we must be united; we must smoke the same pipe; we must fight each other's battles; and more than all, we must love the Great Spirit."

Brothers, we must be united; we must smoke the same pipe; we must fight each other's battles; and more than all, we must love the Great Spirit.



Tecumseh Quotes: "You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end."

You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life."

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers."

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.




Tecumseh Quotes: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.



Tecumseh Quotes: "After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side."

After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side.



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

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "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."

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.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision."

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The voice of the people is the voice of humbug."

The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.



Tecumseh Quotes: "War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate."

The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate.



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

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength."

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours."

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.



Tecumseh Quotes: "I will not accept if nominated, and will not serve if elected."

I will not accept if nominated, and will not serve if elected.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The white people have no right to take the land from the Indians, because the Indians had it first."

The white people have no right to take the land from the Indians, because the Indians had it first.



Tecumseh Quotes: "When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness."

When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The carping and bickering of political factions in the nation's capital reminds me of two pelicans quarreling over a dead fish."

The carping and bickering of political factions in the nation's capital reminds me of two pelicans quarreling over a dead fish.



Tecumseh Quotes: "We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals."

We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals.



Tecumseh Quotes: "I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come-if alive."

I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come-if alive.



Tecumseh Quotes: "A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets."

A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.



Tecumseh Quotes: "There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror."

There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Brothers, the white people are like poisonous serpents: when chilled they are feeble and harmless, but invigorate them with warmth and they sting their benefactors to death."

Brothers, the white people are like poisonous serpents: when chilled they are feeble and harmless, but invigorate them with warmth and they sting their benefactors to death.



Tecumseh Quotes: "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."

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.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds and the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?"

Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds and the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?



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

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide."

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The Great Spirit is angry with all men that tell lies."

The Great Spirit is angry with all men that tell lies.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war."

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



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

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "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."

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.



Tecumseh Quotes: "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. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.



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

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



Tecumseh Quotes: "If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir."

If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.



Tecumseh Quotes: "I am a Shawnee. My forefathers were warriors. Their son is a warrior. From them, I take my only existence."

I am a Shawnee. My forefathers were warriors. Their son is a warrior. From them, I take my only existence.



Tecumseh Quotes: "The only good Indian is a dead Indian"

The only good Indian is a dead Indian



Tecumseh Quotes: "...[We] must stop these swarms of Jews who are trading, bartering and robbing."

...[We] must stop these swarms of Jews who are trading, bartering and robbing.



Tecumseh Quotes: "I begin to regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash-and it may be well that we become so hardened."

I begin to regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash-and it may be well that we become so hardened.



Tecumseh Quotes: "Grant stood by me when I was crazy."

Grant stood by me when I was crazy.