Saturday, June 16, 2012

Words to take to heart

You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish - if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
~ Gen. Robert E. Lee


angrymike said...

To bad so many want to start at welfare trash only to graduate to disability ..........;(

Brock Townsend said...

Brilliant as always.

Here are some more.
4. "Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand."

General Lee to Governor Stockdale at the *Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, Summer 1870

wirecutter said...

One of the free (or nearly free) books that I downloaded to my Kindle was Memoirs and Quotes of Lee.
A fine Soldier, Scholar and especially a Gentleman.

Brock Townsend said...

especially a Gentleman.

"We have but one rule here, and it is that every student must be a gentleman."