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When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed Him. The son of your own God. And only after He was dead did you worship Him and start killing those who would not.
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 cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
We can make war so terrible and make them so sick of war that generations pass away before they again appeal to it.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
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.
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.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
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.
I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side.
If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.
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.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate.
I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
I will not accept if nominated, and will not serve if elected.
The white people have no right to take the land from the Indians, because the Indians had it first.
When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
The carping and bickering of political factions in the nation's capital reminds me of two pelicans quarreling over a dead fish.
We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals.
I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come-if alive.
A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.
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.
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.
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.
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?
There's many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory but it is all hell.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
The Great Spirit is angry with all men that tell lies.
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
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.
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 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.
I am a Shawnee. My forefathers were warriors. Their son is a warrior. From them, I take my only existence.
The only good Indian is a dead Indian
...[We] must stop these swarms of Jews who are trading, bartering and robbing.
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.
Grant stood by me when I was crazy.