825 – “History shows that no Administration from the time of Washington to the present has been free from … mistakes. I leave comparisons to history, claiming only that I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.”

–Ulysses S Grant, 18th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  912

Source: Grant, Ulysses S. “Eighth Annual Message.” Washington, DC. December 05, 1876. The American Presidency Project. Online Here.

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