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First Principles: Be Courteous To All, But Intimate With Few and Let Those Few Be Well Tried Before You Give Them Your Confidence

“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 and adversity before it … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Truth Will Ultimately Prevail Where There Is Pains To Bring It To Light

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” – George Washington

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First Principles: It Is the Citizens Choice…Whether They Will Be Respectable and Prosperous, Or Contemptable and Miserable As A Nation

“It is … [the citizens] choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptable and miserable as a Nation. This is the time of their political probation; this is the moment when the eyes … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course, and That Is To Seek Truth and Pursue It 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: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Person

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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First Principles: If the Freedom of Speech Is Taken Away Then Dumb and Silent We May Be Led, Like Sheep To the Slaughter

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

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First Principles: There Is A Rank Due to the United States, Among Nations, Which Will Be Withheld, If Not Absolutely Lost, By the Reputation of Weakness

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.” – George Washington (1793)

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First Principles: No Pecuniary Consideration Is More Urgent Than 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: It is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington

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

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

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