Quotation by Robert E. Lee

It is well that war is so terrible: we would grow too fond of it!
Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), U.S. Confederate general. remark, Dec. 13, 1862, at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Attributed, Dictionary of War Quotations, ed. Justin Wintle (1989).

Comment to James Longstreet, on seeing a Federal charge repulsed.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help