Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Benjamin Harvey Hill (182382)
He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guile. He was a Caesar, without his ambition; Frederick, without his tyranny; Napoleon, without his selfishness, and Washington, without his reward.
BENJAMIN HARVEY HILL, SR., address before the Southern Historical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, February 18, 1874.Benjamin H. Hill, Jr., Senator Benjamin H. Hill of Georgia; His Life, Speeches and Writings, p. 406 (1893). These words were spoken about Robert E. Lee.