Sunday, February 1, 2015

The wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant

“My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.”

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)
18th President of the United States

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….

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2015

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