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Robert E Lee Quotes About Civil War, Monuments, Stonewall Jackson, Grant, Virginia, History, Appomattox, Love & Victory! Robert Edward Lee was an American soldier who lived during the 19th century and was a general in the Confederate Army of North Virginia during the American Civil War. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the United States. In high school, Robert Lee attended Eastern View, Fauquier County, and then transferred to Alexandria Academy, where he acquired a love for mathematics.

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Upon the advice of his cousin William Henry Fitzhugh, Robert Lee was appointed to the ‘United States Military Academy’ in 1824 at West Point, New Jersey. During the year 1825, Robert Lee began his studies at West Point. The ‘Army Corps of Engineers was in charge of overseeing the engineering component of the curriculum. Robert Lee was tasked in 1829 with fortifying the swampy island of Cockspur in Georgia.

As a result of the mission’s failure, he was sent to Fort Monroe on the Virginia Peninsula. In 1837, he oversaw the construction of St. Louis Harbor’s harbor engineering. Because of his dedication and intelligence, he was promoted to captain. Winfield Scott’s top aide in the ‘Mexican-American War’ from 1846 to 1848. He was elevated to brevet major because of his outstanding performance throughout the conflict. Between 1862 to 1865, he served as the Confederate Army’s General in his home state of Georgia.

While he had to give up, he was well-known for his brutal military tactics throughout his tenure as the General. In 1870, Robert Lee died at 63 after having a stroke. Lee is most known for calling for the reunification of the North and South after the conclusion of the Civil War, and he is considered the most crucial hero of the conflict from the perspective of Southerners.

Best Robert E Lee Quotes

  1. “Never do a wrong thing to make a friend–or to keep one.”-Robert E Lee
  2. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”-Robert E Lee
  3. “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”-Robert E Lee
  4. “What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.”-Robert E Lee
  5. “We have only one rule here – to act like a gentleman at all times.” -Robert E Lee
  6. “We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of anyone. It is not only best as a matter of principle, but it is the path to peace and honor.” -Robert E Lee
  7. “You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. “-Robert E Lee
  8. “I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.” -Robert E Lee
  9. “Do your duty in all things, like the old Puritan. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.” -Robert E Lee
  10. “I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation.” -Robert E Lee
  11. “The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”-Robert E Lee
  12. “We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.” -Robert E Lee
  13. “I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.” -Robert E Lee
  14. “I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.” -Robert E Lee
  15. “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.” -Robert E Lee
  16. “Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted you mean to do right.” -Robert E Lee
  17. “The devil’s name is dullness.” -Robert E Lee
  18. “I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.” -Robert E Lee
  19. “Remember, we are all one country now. Dismiss from your mind all sectional feeling, and bring them up to be Americans.” -Robert E Lee
  20. “It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes.” -Robert E Lee
  21. “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
  22. “The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!” -Robert E Lee
  23. “Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!”-Robert E Lee
  24. “A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.” -Robert E Lee
  25. “Read history, works of truth, not novels and romances.” -Robert E Lee
  26. “Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.” -Robert E Lee
  27. “My trust is in the mercy and wisdom of a kind Providence, who ordereth all things for our good.”-Robert E Lee
  28. “There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done–the honor of the integrity of principle.” -Robert E Lee
  29. “The time is not come for impartial history. If the truth were told just now, it would not be credited.” -Robert E Lee
  30. “All motion is relative. Perhaps it is you who have moved away-by standing still.” -Robert E Lee

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