1807-1870, American Confederate Army Commander
Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee – [Duty]

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 – [Congress]

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.
Robert E. Lee – [Alcohol and Alcoholism]

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

Let the tent be struck.
Robert E. Lee – [Famous Last Words]

My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
Robert E. Lee – [Alcohol and Alcoholism]

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Robert E. Lee – [Friends and Friendship]

The devil's name is dullness.
Robert E. Lee – [Bores and Boredom]

The education of a man is never complete until he dies.
Robert E. Lee – [Education]

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 – [Losers and Losing]

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
Robert E. Lee – [Wisdom]