Archive for January 19th, 2012

Happy Birthday, General

“My whole trust is in God, and I am ready for whatever He may ordain.”

“I did only what my duty demanded. I could have taken no other course without dishonor. And if it all were to be done over again, I should act in precisely the same manner.”

“God disposes. This ought to satisfy us.”

“Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.”

“You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey.”

“There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done — the honor of the integrity of principle.”

“We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.”

“Honesty in its widest sense is always admirable. The trite saying that ‘Honesty is the best policy’ has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. This seems to be true. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.”

“Those who oppose our purposes are not always to be regarded as our enemies.”

“Fame which does not result from good actions and achievements for the good of the whole people is not to be desired. Nero had fame . . . Who envies him?”

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