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  • An ambassador has no need of spies his character is always sacred.
    (George Washington)

  • Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
    (George Washington)

  • My manner of living is plain and I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready.
    (George Washington)

  • It is only after time has been given for a cool and deliberate reflection that the real voice of the people can be known
    (George Washington)

  • True 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)


  • Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
    (George Washington)

  • We'll be asking to set aside the Court of Appeals decision.
    (George Washington)

  • Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
    (George Washington)

  • The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
    (George Washington)

  • That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always been my decided opinion
    (George Washington)

  • On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. Of this he wrote to James Madison As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent, it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.
    (George Washington)

  • The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply, ... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
    (George Washington)

  • Real good, sore shoulder, good shape.
    (George Washington)

  • Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country
    (George Washington)

  • There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
    (George Washington)


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