Robert Edward Lee Quotes

You Cannot Be A True Man Until You Learn To Obey

Robert Edward Lee was an American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.

Robert E Lee’s Birthday also known as Robert E. Lee Day is celebrated annually on January 19.

Following aqre the Robert E. Lee Quotes.

Robert E. Lee Quotes

“A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.” » Robert E. Lee

“Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less” » Robert E. Lee

Whiskey - I Like It, I Always Did, And That Is The Reason I Never Use It. » Robert E. Lee

“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.” » Robert E. Lee

“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” » 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 Ducksters

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

“In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.” » Robert E. Lee

“It is well that war is so terrible. Otherwise, we would grow too fond of it.” » Robert E. Lee

“My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian.” » Robert E. Lee

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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

There Is No More Dangerous Experiment Than That Of Undertaking To Be One Thing Before A Man'S Face And Another Behind His Back. » Robert E. Lee

“Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.” » Robert E. Lee

“O far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained.” » Robert E. Lee

“Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.” » Robert E. Lee

“The devil’s name is dullness.” » Robert E. Lee

Never Do A Wrong Thing To Make A Friend Or To Keep One. » Robert E. Lee

“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.” » Robert E. Lee

“The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive; he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the past.” » Robert E. Lee

“There is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man’s face and another behind his back.” » 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

It Is Well That War Is So Terrible. Otherwise, We Would Grow Too Fond Of It. » Robert E. Lee

“We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.” » Robert E. Lee

“We made a great mistake in the beginning of our struggle, and I fear, in spite of all we can do, it will prove to be a fatal mistake. We appointed all our worst generals to command our armies, and all our best generals to edit the newspapers” » Robert E. Lee

“With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword…” » Robert E. Lee

“You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey.” » Robert E. Lee

I Cannot Trust A Man To Control Others Who Cannot Control Himself. » Robert E. Lee

“You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right.” » Robert E. Lee