MEANINGFUL & INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY ROBERT LEE
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Robert E. Lee’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Robert E. Lee, this article we look at Robert E. Lee’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Robert E. Lee.

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

Robert E. Lee
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.

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

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

I should NOT be trading on the blood of my men.

Robert E. Lee
 I should NOT be trading on the blood of my men.

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

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

There is scarcely anything that is right that we cannot hope to accomplish by labor and perseverance. But the first must be earnest and the second unremitting.

Robert E. Lee
 There is scarcely anything that is right that we cannot hope to accomplish by labor and perseverance. But the first must be earnest and the second unremitting.

Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future.

Robert E. Lee
 Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future.

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 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.

A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.

Robert E. Lee
 A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.

The trite saying that ‘honesty is the best policy’ has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The seems to be true. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.

Robert E. Lee
 The trite saying that 'honesty is the best policy' has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The seems to be true. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.

A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today.

Robert E. Lee
 A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today.

Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?

Robert E. Lee
 Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?

There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil.

Robert E. Lee
 There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil.

A land without memories is a people without liberty.

Robert E. Lee
 A land without memories is a people without liberty.

Remember, we are all one country now. Dismiss from your mind all sectional feeling, and bring them up to be Americans.

Robert E. Lee
 Remember, we are all one country now. Dismiss from your mind all sectional feeling, and bring them up to be Americans.

So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.

Robert E. Lee
 So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.

I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony.

Robert E. Lee
 I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony.

I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.

Robert E. Lee
 I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.

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

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

The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.

Robert E. Lee
 The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.

The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!

Robert E. Lee
 The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!

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

All I ever wanted was a Virginia farm, no end of cream and fresh butter and fried chicken – not one fried chicken, or two, but unlimited fried chicken.

Robert E. Lee
 All I ever wanted was a Virginia farm, no end of cream and fresh butter and fried chicken - not one fried chicken, or two, but unlimited fried chicken.

Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!

Robert E. Lee
 Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!

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

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

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