“My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.”
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)
18th President of the United States
Born Hiram Ulysses Grant
I like Grant’s explicit reference to his intentions, as opposed to his actions and their consequences.
I fully endorse his implied counsel: plan to do the right thing, strive to do the right thing, in all things, and do your best.
A wiser man than me said: When you have done your best, you can’t do anything more.
p.s. it’s a little weird, “Ulysses S. Grant” isn’t his real name, the congressman who nominated him for admission to West Point got his name wrong, and it stuck….
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