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I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.

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The first cat we auditioned was totally black. It made me a little nervous. I was glad to see that Mr. Ed had a little white spot on his chest.
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This is the HOV lane of litigation compared to IBM, ... The appeals process could go on for two years. Then there would be a question whether a remedy imposed today would make sense in the middle of 2002. The rate of technological change puts a lot of pressure on the joints of traditional antitrust litigation.
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'T is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
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We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.
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It is a maxim founded on the universal experience of mankind that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest.
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Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Pauls Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was 'Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large.'
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