Some more gems from Robert E. Lee:
"Take a happier view of things and do not be dissatisfied because they do not accord more nearly with your views and wishes."
"What I want to learn is to apply what I already know. We rarely know what is good for us and rarely see things as they really exist, so clouded is our vision by narrow selfishness, and often complain of what we ought not and blame others when the fault is in ourselves."
"Our hardest lesson is self knowledge, and it is one perhaps that is never accomplished."
There, turn those over in the light and see them sparkle.