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Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.


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In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washington spoke about the importance of morality to the country's well-being Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.... Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue.
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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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True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
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In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude
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Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
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The power of making war often prevents it, and in our case would give efficacy to our desire of peace
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