George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97).
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
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