Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

American legeraanvoerder

Lived from: 1807-1870

Quotes: Robert E. Lee

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    Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
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    I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
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    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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    I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

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    In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
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    It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.
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    My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
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    Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.


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    Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
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    The devil's name is dullness.
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    The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
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    We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.
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    Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
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