- Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness
- Written about Washington after his death by another of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson His mind was great and powerful ... as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion.... Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed refraining if he saw doubt, but, when once decided, going through his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known.... He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man ... On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect ... it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great....
- I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.
- Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
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