The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
After all, tomorrow is another day.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
There ain't nothing from the outside that can lick any of us.
My dear, I don't give a damn.
What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for.
Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
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