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Robert E. Lee Quotes and Sayings

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

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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

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

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

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

Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let the tent be struck.
- 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

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

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

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may be deceived if you trust too much,
but you will live in torment
if you don't trust enough.
- Frank Crane

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust.
Service brings satisfaction.
Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penney

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
- Eliza Cook

How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?
- Mary Renault

When I get logical, and I don't trust my instincts -
that's when I get in trouble.
- Angelina Jolie

You can't trust anybody with power.
- Newt Gingrich

I always trust my gut reaction; it's always right.
- Kiana Tom

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

Never trust anyone completely but God.
Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell


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