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Type: President
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 02/22/1732




 

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It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
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The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
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Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
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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.
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Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
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Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
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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.
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Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
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Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
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Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
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It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
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The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
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War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
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My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
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It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
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Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
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The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
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My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
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We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.
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Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
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