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I die hard but am not afraid to go.

I die hard but am not afraid to go.

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My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any read more

My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its conseq

by George Washington Found in: Temper Quotes,
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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

by George Washington Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to read more

The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to be king, a thought that GW found ludicrous: What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal & fallacious!

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A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

by George Washington Found in: Government Quotes,
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