Robert E. Lee Quotes


24 Robert E. Lee quotes:



"I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving."
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"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. - letter to his wife, 1864"
"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself."
"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy."
"Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: American Soldier Quotes Reason Quotes
"I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God."
"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."
"The devil's name is dullness."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: Bores And Boredom Quotes Dullness Quotes
"Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one."
"The education of a man is never completed until he dies."
"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
"The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."
Author: Lee Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain."
"I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity."
"Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character."
"Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret."
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language."
"Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less."



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