Ulysses S. Grant Once Said…

Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822 and died on July 23, 1885. Ulysses was an American soldier and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. He was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio but the family moved to Georgetown, Ohio in 1823. His Father Jesse named him Hiram Ulysses to honor his father-in-law, though he would always refer to him as Ulysses.

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. – Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses’ quote about friends being there for you during your adversity, during those hard times, during the thick of things, the shit of things are ones that he trust. The ones that helped him through his darkest hours rather than just those who were only there for when things were good. I think that’s what marks true friendship and relationships are those that are there for you when you’re at your worst. They don’t abandon you or avoid you because it’s not pretty, it’s not easy or things aren’t nice. They are with you through thick and thin. This is the kind of friend I am and the kind of friends who I keep.

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