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"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers

round the external trappings of elevated office.

To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected

from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity."

-- George Washington

(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'

Source: letter to Catherine Macaulay Graham, 1790

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/G...gton.Quote.5935

 

 

"The executive branch of this government never has,

nor will suffer, while I preside, any improper conduct

of its officers to escape with impunity."

-- George Washington

(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'

Source: letter to Gouverneur Morris, 1795

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/G...gton.Quote.B0FA

 

 

"There can be no greater error than to expect,

or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation.

'Tis an illusion which experience must cure,

which a just pride ought to discard."

-- George Washington

(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'

Source: Farewell Address, 1796. Reference: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (71)

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/G...gton.Quote.B162

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Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

George Washington

 

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

 

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.

George Washington

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