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My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute read more

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

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"The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... read more

"The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn." --George Washington

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Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of read more

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

by George Washington Found in: God Quotes,
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As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy read more

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

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When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing, he immediately sent out the read more

When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing, he immediately sent out the following order: The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing — a vice little known heretofore in the American army — is growing into fashion. Let the men and officers reflect 'that we can not hope for the blessing of heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly.'

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Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?--Why quit
our own to stand upon foreign ground?--Why by interweaving read more

Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?--Why quit
our own to stand upon foreign ground?--Why by interweaving our
destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and
prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship,
interest, humour or caprice?

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If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the read more

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your read more

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

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True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to read more

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled read more

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

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