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George Washington

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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." Virtue 3.6 avg (7 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)
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth." War & Peace 3.9 avg (7 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)
"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)
"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)

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