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But what a cruel thing is war
by Robert E. Lee

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

Let the tent be struck.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In all my perplexities and distresses,
the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
- 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 like whiskey.
I always did, and that is why I never drink it.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Idle people are often bored and bored people,
unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great
preoccupations in our time.
- Renata Adler

If we're so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming
here? Why aren't they sneaking across the Mexican border
to make their way to the Taliban?
- Ann Coulter

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

I don't come to tournaments to make friends,
to go to parties, to hold conversations.
I come to be the best, and I'm not mean and cruel and dirty.
- Venus Williams

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt...
doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel
beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will
again and again confront us with a cruel choice between
costly engagement and costly indifference.
- Lord Robertson

Terror made me cruel.
- Emily Bronte

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

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

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

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

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

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

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

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
- Ouida

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

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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

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

Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-
bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
- James Russell Lowell

In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable
of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
- Edmund Burke

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

Bond was how Fleming saw himself; the sardonic,
cruel mouth, the hard, tight skinned face.
- Terence Young

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

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

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

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

Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous,
stupid and cruel life.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot,
are cruel.
- Renata Adler

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


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