We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
More Quotes from George Washington:It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.
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.
Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war for sure I am, if this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance, in a just cause, to any power
Among individuals, the most certain way to make a Man your Enemy, is to tell him you esteem him such so with public bodies
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
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