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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course, and That Is To Seek Truth And Pursue Steadily

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” —George Washington (1795-

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First Principles: Wisdom, and Good Examples Are Necessary At This Time To Rescue the Political Machine From the Impending Storm

“Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” – George Washington, Letter to James Madison (November 5, 1786)

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First Principles: The Army (Considering the Irritable State It Is In, Its Suffering and Composition) Is A Dangerous Instrument To Play With

“The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.” – George Washington (1783)

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First Principles: No Pecuniary Consideration Is More Urgent, Then the Regular Redemption and Discharge of the Public Debt

“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.” – George Washington (1793)

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First Principles: The Bosom of America Is Open To Receive Not Only the Opulent and Respectable Stranger, But the Oppressed and Persecuted

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted … if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” – George Washington (1783)

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First Principles: The Hand of Providence Has Been So Conspicuous In All This, That He Must Be Worse Than An Infidel That Lacks Faith

“The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” – George Washington (1778)

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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths, and Make Us All In Our Several Vocations Useful Here

“May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: There Exists In the Economy and Course of Nature, an Indissoluble Union Between Virtue and Happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: History and Experience Prove That Foreign Influence Is One of the Most Baneful Foes of Republican Government

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Army (Considering the Irritable State It Is In, Its Suffering and Composition) Is A Dangerous Instrument To Play With

“The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.” – George Washington (1783)

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