On Self-Discipline
Posted by Hal in Christian Living, Examples, Heroes

He disciplined himself to accept things as they were, to do his duty cheerfully because there was no sense in doing it any other way, and to do what he thought right without expectation of reward or recognition In his own words, it was enough to have “the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed.”

H.W. Crocker, on the character of Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee on Leadership, p. 23