Thursday, January 19, 2006

Happy Birthday General Lee

"Private and public life are subject to the same rules. Truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line."

It's telling that today tact is seen as a beneficial attribute that all should aquire, while in the past it was quite the opposite. This is a quote that I hold dear. It contains wisdom that I desperately hope to pass on to my sons.

Anyone else have a favorite Lee story or quote?

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