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Quotes By George Washington
I found some pithy quotes attributed to the Father of our Nation,
And thought I'd share some with you to further your education.
I've read his "Farewell To The Troops" but this stuff I'd never heard.
Sounds like he lifted them from The Proverbs as written in The Word!
I must maintain my reputation for rhyme and meter if you will permit,
So forgive me for using poetic license in paraphrasing George a bit.
"Refrain from booze which is the source of many problems big and small;
It'll give you headaches and trembling hands and you'll achieve no work at all!"
"Far superior is an army of asses led by a prudent and ferocious lion,
Than an army of lions led by an ass!" (And for sure he wasn't lyin'!)
"I maintain that a sensible woman can never by happy with a fool,
Especially if the man she weds is as stubborn as an army mule!"
"No long distance can keep anxious lovers long asunder,
Unless they find another and that could cause a serious blunder!"
These are just a few mots that George in his wisdom did bequeath.
It can be said that truer words were never spoken through falser teeth!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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