Ran across these in our files, compiled by my predecessor, Mrs. Napier, and I thought you might enjoy them as I did:

” It is the highest of earthly honors to be descended from the great and good. They alone cry out against a noble ancestry who have none of their own.” – by Ben Jonson

“The Civil War is for the American imagination, the greatest single event of our history. Without too much wrenching, it may, in fact, be said to be America’s history”. – Robert Penn Warren

“No nation can long survive without pride in its tradition” – Winston Churchill

“Do you duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less” – R. E. Lee

(Lee certainly lived by this credo. I believe he was the only cadet to ever graduate from West Point who never received a single demerit).