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First Principles: We Must Take Human Nature As We Find It, Perfection Falls Not To the Share of Mortals

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – George Washington (1786)

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First Principles: The Name of American…Must Always Exalt the Just Pride of Patriotism, More Than Any Appellation Derived From Local Discrimination

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” – George Washington (1796)

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First Principles: The Constitution Is the Guide Which I Will Never Abandon

” The Constitution Is the Guide Which I Will Never Abandon.” – George Washington

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First Principles: The Influence of Your Personal Character Moderates the Divisions of Political Parties

“The influence of your personal character moderates the divisions of political parties…” – George Washington (1789)

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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 Man

“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.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: We Should Never Despair, Our Situation Before Has Been Unpromising and Has Changed For the Better, So I trust, It Will Again

“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Man Has A More Perfect Reliance On the Alwise and the Powerful Dispensations of the Supreme Being Than I Nor Thinks His Aid More Necessary

“No Man has a more perfect Reliance on the alwise, and powerful dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have nor thinks his aid more necessary.” – George Washington

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First Principles: May the Father of All Mercies Scatter Light, and Not Darkness, Upon Our Paths

“May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths.” – George Washington (1790)

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First Principles: 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

“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.” ― George Washington

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