True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them — the desire to do right — is precisely the same.

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) American military leader
Letter to Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard (3 Oct 1865)
Added on 7-Jan-08 | Last updated 7-Jan-08
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