Robert E. Lee

Another birthday worth noting this week.

“He possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy and a man without guile. He was a Caesar without his ambition; Frederick without his tyranny; Napoleon without his selfishness; and Washington without his reward.”
Senator Benjamin Hill

“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

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