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What a cruel thing war is...
by Robert E. Lee

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

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

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

 

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

But 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!
- Robert E. Lee

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

Let the tent be struck.
- Robert E. Lee

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
- Robert E. Lee

We must expect reverses, even defeats.
They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence,
to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our
falling into greater disasters.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

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

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

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

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
- Robert E. Lee

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

The war...
was an unnecessary condition of affairs,
and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom
had been practiced on both sides.
- Robert E. Lee

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

Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light.
It will enable you to live pleasantly,
to do good, and, when summoned away,
to leave without regret.
- Robert E. Lee

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

This war is not about slavery.
- Robert E. Lee

The devil's name is dullness.
- Robert E. Lee

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.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

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.
- Robert E. Lee

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison

I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything,
but that's me and I can do it to me.
I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
- Delta Burke

It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will
not make us humane but cruel;
that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual
condition will make us consent to it.
- Lionel Trilling

The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage.
He is in front of it.
- Axel Munthe

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion.
He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a
domestic policy that is cynical,
myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein

You ought to try being cruel to some people.
- Mike Judge

In order to be cruel we have to close our hearts to
the suffering of the other.
- J. M. Coetzee

I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me.
Because they were cruel.
- Nancy Sinatra

It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through
his regions of enchantment without having a critic,
forever, like the old man of the sea,
upon his back.
- Marianne Moore

Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master,
though often strict, is seldom cruel.
The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one.
- John Norman

Every social injustice is not only cruel,
but it is economic waste.
- William Feather

Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of.
Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation.
People just aren't that cruel.
- Jonathan Ross

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
- Thomas Paine

One can't be kind to one person and cruel to another.
- Morarji Desai

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

I don't think I'd ever be cruel to an animal.
- David Duchovny

You can't look in the face of adoration and be cruel.
- Claudia Christian

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

Children are very cruel, yes.
Of course.
Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
- Dennis Potter

We are not by nature cruel.
- J. M. Coetzee

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family,
and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Leo Buscaglia

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
- Ouida

The mad, cruel, and accursed American war.
- Lord George Gordon

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool
or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
- John McCain

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
- Tennessee Williams

He who is only just is cruel.
Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
- Lord Byron

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel
and don't betray each other.
- Taylor Caldwell

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel,
but I am, so that's how it comes out.
- Bill Hicks

Terror made me cruel.
- Emily Bronte

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just,
that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
- Norman Mailer

Family responsibility, yes, and always.
Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government,
no.
- Barbara Mikulski

Africa is a cruel country; it takes your heart and
grinds it into powdered stone -
and no one minds.
- Elspeth Huxley

It's a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll,
and when you take as much time off as we did,
eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw.
- Tina Weymouth


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