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My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
George Washington
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
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If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
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The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
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If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
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Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
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Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
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It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
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The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
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Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
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We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
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Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
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I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
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Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
George Washington
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
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