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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Quotes of George Washington - The Father of America

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

 

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

 

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

 

Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one.

 

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting


The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.

 

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