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George Washington

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"War - an act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will." War & Peace 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." War & Peace 4.5 avg (24 votes)
"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." Truth & Lies 3.5 avg (4 votes)
"The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine." America 4.3 avg (49 votes)
"The Nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest." Politics 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments." Government 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure." America, War & Peace 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." War & Peace 4.0 avg (8 votes)
"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. Iit is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein." Work 3.6 avg (7 votes)
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth." War & Peace 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." Liberty 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." Morality 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." Morality 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it." Liberty 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"It is our true policy to steer clear of any permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world." America, Politics 4.0 avg (9 votes)
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." Morality 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"It is better to be alone than in bad company." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"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 rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War." War & Peace 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent." Miscellaneous 2.3 avg (3 votes)
"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." Virtue 3.6 avg (7 votes)

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