General Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia on January 19, 1807 the son of Major General Henry Lee, III (Light-Horse Harry) Governor of Virginia and Anne Hill Carter. Robert Lee was a career military officer. He is related to two signers of the Declaration of Independence , Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee, and President Zachary Taylor.

Lee at 31

Lee at 31

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

Lee around 43

Lee around 43

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

Lee at 56

Lee at 56

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

 

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
Robert E. Lee
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
This war is not about slavery.
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
My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian.
Robert E. Lee

Lee in late 1869

Lee in late 1869

 

 

 

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