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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Ulysses Simpson Grant. (1822–1885)
      No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
          To Gen. S. B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862.
      I purpose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.
          Despatch to Washington. Before Spottsylvania Court House. May 11, 1864.
      Let us have peace.
          Accepting a Nomination for the Presidency, May 29, 1868.
      I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effectual as their strict construction.
          From the Inaugural Address, March 4, 1869.
      Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a public duty.
          Indorsement of a Letter relating to the Whiskey Ring, July 29, 1875.
      They [the Pilgrim Fathers] fell upon an ungenial climate, where there were nine months of winter and three months of cold weather and that called out the best energies of the men, and of the women too, to get a mere subsistence out of the soil, with such a climate. In their efforts to do that they cultivated industry and frugality at the same time—which is the real foundation of the greatness of the Pilgrims.
          Speech at New England Society Dinner, Dec. 22, 1880.
Matthew Arnold. (1822–1888)
    Others abide our question. Thou art free.
We ask and ask. Thou smilest and art still,
Out-topping knowledge.