As the elite push for war anywhere for any reason they can utilize persists, I thought it would be appropriate to shed light on just a few quotes from General Robert E. Lee, who was actually offered the top job of the Union to wage war but turned it down because he didn’t want to murder his own fellow Americans.
The sentiments and wisdom in the quotes will not be found in the so-called “Left” or neo-cons of our day. They want war too, and they are pouring gasoline on any fire they can find (or start themselves):
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I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
3 of 5What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
- Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.
- 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.
- The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
- A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.
- Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
- I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
- It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.
- While we see the course of the final abolition of human slavery is onward, and we give it the aid of our prayers and all justifiable means in our power, we must leave the progress as well as the result in His hands, who sees the end; who chooses to work by slow influences and with Whom two thousand years are but as a single day.
- A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets has no charm for me. If the Union is dissolved and government disrupted, I shall return to my native state and share in the miseries of my people, and save in defense will draw my sword on none.
- I like whiskey. I always did, and that is the reason I never use it.
- 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 neighbours, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
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