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Robert E. Lee – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Robert E. Lee

 

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.

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


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.

– Robert E. Lee


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.

– Robert E. Lee


Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


This war is not about slavery.

– Robert E. Lee


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

– Robert E. Lee


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.

– Robert E. Lee