101. “I have never witnessed on any previous occasion such entire disregard of the usage of civilized warfare and the dictates of humanity.”
— Robert E. Lee
102. “True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.”
103. “I consider the proper education of our youths one of the most important objects now to be attained and one from which the greatest benefits may be expected.”
104. “For I consider the character of no man affected by a want of success, provided he has made an honest effort to succeed.”
105. “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.”
106. “Lee assess a subordinate commander as “all lion; no fox.”
107. “I endeavored to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for all his mercies to me, for his preservation of me through all the dangers I have passed, and all the blessings which he has bestowed upon me, for I know I fall far short of my obligations.”
108. “I should NOT be trading on the blood of my men.”
109. “I am as willing to serve now as in the beginning in any capacity and at any post where I can do good. The lower the position, the more suitable to my ability and the more agreeable to my feelings.”
110. “A man may manifest and communicate his joy, but he should conceal and smother his grief as much as possible.”
111. “It is good that war is terrible. Or else we would become too fond of it.”
112. “If we do not do this our churches will lighthouses without light, wells without water, dumb witnesses, sleeping watchmen, silent trumpets, messengers without tidings, a comfort for infidels, jubilant joys to the devil, and an offense to God.”
113. “I believe I may so, looking into my own heart, and speaking as in the presence of God, that I have never know one moment of bitterness or resentment.”
114. “We poor sinners need to come back from our wanderings to seek pardon through the all-sufficient merits of our Redeemer. And we need to pray earnestly for the power of the Holy Spirit to give us a precious revival in our hearts and among the unconverted.”
115. “Whither shall I flee? To no country on earth that I know of where there is as much liberty as yet remains to me even in Virginia.”
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