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American commander in chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution (1775-83) and subsequently 1st US President (1789-97), 1732-1799
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with black feathery trim -- because the founding father was ''so stiff.
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"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
America
'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world
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(Liberty) is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme
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A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite
Freedom
A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
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A lottery is the perfect tax...laid only upon the willing.
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A peace establishment ought always to have two objects in view; the one, present security of posts and of stores, and the public tranquillity; the other, to be prepared, if the latter is impracticable, to resist with efficacy the sudden attempts of a
Peace
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it
AcquaintanceActionFriendship
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends
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After Braddock's Defeat: Terror in the Valley.
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Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government
America and AmericansCitizenshipGodGovernment
Among individuals, the most certain way to make a Man your Enemy, is to tell him you esteem him such; so with public bodies
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An ambassador has no need of spies; his character is always sacred
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An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass
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Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
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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.
4th of JulyAmerica and AmericansCommunityGovernmentLibertyMankind
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
FriendshipRelationshipsReputationSelf-esteem
Avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen whic
Debt
Avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, we should remember also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it
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