Robert E. Lee - Quotes

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What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.

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. ---->>>

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. ---->>>

It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.

It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.

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. ---->>>

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 war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.

The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. ---->>>

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity. ---->>>

My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it. ---->>>

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

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.

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.

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

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.

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.

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.

A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others. ---->>>

The devil's name is dullness. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 19, 1807
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Die: October 12, 1870
Occupation: Soldier
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Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years (wikipedia)