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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.Washington, George
Source: President GEORGE WASHINGTON, fifth annual address to Congress, December 13, 1793.The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 33, p. 166 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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