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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. Quote Right
Quote Left George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping? Quote Right
Quote Left I'm amazed that you could have the greatest portrait in the United States, of George Washington; you could have the Declaration of Independence desk, the desk on which it was written; you could have the hat that Abraham Lincoln had on the day he died, in buildings that really not only possibly endanger them, but the American people coming to look at them. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is God’s true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from things that grow. Quote Right
Quote Left Being a politician makes your hair turn white, Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government. Quote Right
Quote Left Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough. Quote Right
Quote Left Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. Quote Right
Quote Left Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country Quote Right
Quote Left Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company Quote Right
Quote Left When, in the decline of Life, I gratify the fond wish of my heart in retiring from public labors, and find the language of approbation and fervent prayers for future happiness following that event, my heart expands with gratitude and my feelings beco Quote Right
Quote Left Where there is no vision, there is no hope. Quote Right
Quote Left Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. Quote Right
Quote Left When I was young, I said to God, god, tell me the mystery of the universe. But God answered, that knowledge is for me alone. So I said, god, tell me the mystery of the peanut. Then God said, well, George, that's more nearly your size. Quote Right
Quote Left Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness Quote Right
Quote Left 'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. Quote Right
Quote Left How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. Quote Right
Quote Left We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. Quote Right
Quote Left When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. Quote Right
Quote Left And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay. Quote Right
Quote Left Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. Quote Right
Quote Left George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War. Quote Right
Quote Left Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. Quote Right
Quote Left I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. Quote Right
Quote Left I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares. Quote Right
Quote Left Tradition! We scarcely know the word anymore. We are afraid to be either proud of our ancestors or ashamed of them. We cling to a bourgeois mediocrity which would make it appear we are all Americans, made in the image and likeness of George Washington. Quote Right
Quote Left It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. Quote Right
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