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George Washington



    Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

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    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

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    Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

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    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

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    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

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    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

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    When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world

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    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

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    In the appointments to the great offices of the government, my aim has been to combine geographical situation, and sometimes other considerations, with abilities and fitness of known characters

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    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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    Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

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    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

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    If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.

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