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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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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 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)
"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)
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." War & Peace 4.5 avg (24 votes)
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." Morality 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." Money, Virtue 4.4 avg (5 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)
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." Liberty 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine." America 4.3 avg (49 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)
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." Happiness, Morality 4.0 avg (4 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)
"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)

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