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George Washington

1732-1799. First President of the USA.

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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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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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I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

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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.

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I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.

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Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

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Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

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Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

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The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

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It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

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