Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee (19 January 1807 12 October 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. He eventually commanded all Confederate armies as general-in-chief.
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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.

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

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

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.

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

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it.

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish - if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

The devil's name is dullness.

Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing is war... 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

Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.

Robert E. Lee

To be a good soldier, you must love the army. To be a good commander, you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love.

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey.

Robert E. Lee

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.

Robert E. Lee

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

Robert E. Lee

Let the tent be struck.

Robert E. Lee

Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it.

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

This war is not about slavery.

Robert E. Lee