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These George Washington Quotes Are Life Changing!

it is better to offer no excuse than a bad one it is better to be alone than in bad company if freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent will may be led like sheep to the slaughter my mother was the most beautiful woman i ever saw all i am i owe to my mother i attribute my success in life to the moral intellectual and physical education i received from her [Music] a primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government in the republic what species of knowledge can be equally important and what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country be cautious to all but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence true friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation [Music] but lest some unlucky events should happen unfavorable to my reputation i beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that i this day declare with the utmost sincerity i do not think myself equal to the command i am honored with [Music] a free people off not only to be armed but disciplined to which and a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactures as tend to render them independent of others for essential particularly military supplies in politics as in philosophy my tenants are fewer and simple the laden one of which and indeed that which embraces most others is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved if this maxim was generally adopted wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvards be more peaceful abundant and happy we scented saint tammany king tammons iii because he embodied moral perfection and every divine qualification that a deity could possess i hold him in a high esteem than the saints of the roman catholic church he'll forever be the patron saint of america human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected however political parties may now and then answer popular ends they are likely in the course of time and things to become potent engines by which canon ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reign of government destroyed afterwards the very engine which has lifted them to unjust armenia 99 of failures come from people who make excuses i hope i shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what i considered the most inviable of all titles the character of an honest man [Music] there is nothing which can be better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature knowledge is in every country the shortest basis of public happiness [Music] guard against the imposters of pretended patriotism [Music] labor to keep alive in your breasts that little spark of celestial fire called conscience perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages [Music] associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for this better to be alone than in bad company let us therefore animate and encourage each other and show the whole world that a free man contending for liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth a sensible woman can never be happy with the fool few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder happiness depends more upon the eternal frame of a person's own mind than on the externals in the world experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have gotten possession the harder the conflict the greater the triumph where is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble [Music] the turning points of lives are not the great moments the real crisis are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved as mankind becomes more liberal there will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government i hope ever to see america among the former nations of justice and liberality if we desire to avoid insult we must be able to repel it if we desire to secure peace one of the most powerful instruments of our rise in prosperity it must be known that we are at all times ready for war to encourage literature and arts in a duty which every good citizen owes to his country i regret exceedingly that the disputes between the protestants and roman catholics should be carried to the serious alarm in height mentioned in your letters religious controversies are always productive of more criminy and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause and i was not without hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy of the present age would have put an effectual stop to contentions of this kind i conceive a knowledge of books in the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have to ruin commerce oppressed to honest and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice where are our men of abilities why do they not come forth to save their country we must consult our means rather than our wishes real men despise battle but will never run from it be cautious to all but intimate with few let those be well tried before you give them your confidence citizens by birth or choice of a common country that country has a right to concentrate your affections the name of american which belongs to you in your national capacity must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations to persevere is one's duty and be silent is the best answer to columny discipline is the soul of an army it makes small numbers formidable procures success to the weak and esteem to all let your heart feel for the afflictions and the stress of everyone we should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bath experience there is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy to enlarge the spheres of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a masonic institution and it is most favoritely to be wished that the conduct of every member of the fraternity as well as those publications that discover the principles would actuate them may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of manceri is to promote the happiness of the human race be not glad at the misfortune of another though he may be your enemy the great rule of conduct for us in regards to foreign nation is in extending our commercial religions to have with them as little political connection as possible no punishment in my opinion

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