Robert E. Lee Quotes

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

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.

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 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.

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

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get 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.

The devil's name is dullness.

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

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

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.

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.

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