Authors - George Washington

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797, and the dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Washington became the first president, by unanimous choice, and oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his country. - Wikipedia

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Quote 44by Anonymous on 08/12/2010

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
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    Quote 701by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
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      Quote 735by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

      It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
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        Quote 867by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
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          Quote 1022by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

          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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            Quote 1176by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

            To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
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              Quote 1425by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

              Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
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                Quote 1589by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

                It is better to be alone than in bad company.
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                  Quote 2486by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                  It is our true policy to steer clear of any permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
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                    Quote 2590by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                    Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
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                      Quote 2860by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                      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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                        Quote 2930by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                        The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
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                          Quote 3011by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                          My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
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                            Quote 3475by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                            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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                              Quote 3503by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                              My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. Iit is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
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                                Quote 3640by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                                War - an act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
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                                  Quote 3681by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                  There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.
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                                    Quote 3699by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                    Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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                                      Quote 3882by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                      The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.
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                                        Quote 3924by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                        I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
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                                          Quote 3944by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                          Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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                                            Quote 4050by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                            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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                                              Quote 4276by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                              Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
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                                                Quote 4338by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
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                                                  Quote 4373by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                  The Nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
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                                                    Quote 4413by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                                    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
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                                                      Quote 6013by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                                                      Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!
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                                                        Quote 7920by Anonymous on 05/03/2012

                                                        Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
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                                                          Quote 10096by Anonymous on 12/09/2012

                                                          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.
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