Humility Personified…

The great leader of the Confederate Army, Robert Lee, was journeying in a train together with some of his officers and soldiers. At one station a poor woman entered their compartment. There was no empty seat and no one cared to offer his seat to the woman. At last she came to where Lee was sitting. Rising gallantly, Lee offered his place. At once every one in the compartment stood and offered his seat to the general. “No, gentlemen,” said Lee, “if you cannot give your seats to a poor woman, you cannot give them to me.”

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