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Robert E. Lee quotes

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
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

Robert E. Lee
It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it.

Robert E. Lee
What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

Robert E. Lee
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.

Robert E. Lee
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

Robert E. Lee
Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.