Robert E. Lee

American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)

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The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.
There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war.
Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.
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.
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.
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 like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
Let the tent be struck.
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.
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Still 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.
True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels themthe desire to do rightis precisely the same.
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.
You must be careful how you walk, and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.

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