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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Robert E. Lee Quotes

  1. Fame which does not result from good actions and achievements, for the good of the whole people, is not to be desired. Nero had fame, who envies him?
  2. Hold to your purity and virtue. They will sustain you in every calamity.
  3. A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.
  4. (Of the Capitol Building) That beautiful feature of our landscape has ceased to charm me as much as formerly. I now fear the mischief that is brewing there.
  5. It is well that war is terrible-or we should grow too fond of it.
  6. We may be annihilated, but we can not be conquered.
  7. We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
  8. No man can be so important in the world that he does not need the goodwill and approval of others.
  9. There is always a hazard in military movements, nut we must decide between the positions of inaction and the risk of action.
  10. Do your duty in all things... you can not do more and you should not desire to do less.
  11. Gods will aught to be our aim, and I ma quite content that his design be accomplished and not mine.
  12. My experience with men has neither disposed me to think worse of them nor indisposed to serve them.
  13. Those who oppose our services are not always to be regarded as our enemies.
  14. I am of the opinion that all who can should vote for the most intelligent, honest, and conscientious men eligible for office.
  15. I feat the liberties of our country will be buried in the tomb of a great nation.
  16. The dominant party can not reign forever, and truth and justice will prevail at last.


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