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George Washington

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"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." Morality 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"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." Politics 4.8 avg (24 votes)
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." Friendship 4.9 avg (30 votes)
"Be courteous 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 the appellation." Friendship 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." Money, Virtue 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Government 4.9 avg (52 votes)
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." Happiness, Morality 4.0 avg (4 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)
"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)
"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)
"It is better to be alone than in bad company." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." Morality 4.7 avg (6 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 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)
"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)
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." Liberty 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth." War & Peace 3.9 avg (7 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)
"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)

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