Stand firm…

18 Feb

Paul Revere by N C Wyeth

“In a free country, such approbation should be a citizen’s best reward; and so it would be, if truth and candor were always to estimate the conduct of public men. But the reverse is so often the case, that he, who, wishing to serve his country, if not influenced by higher motives, runs the risk of being miserably disappointed. Under such discouragements, the good citizen will look beyond the applauses and reproaches of men, and, persevering in his duty, stand firm in conscious rectitude and in the hope of approving Heaven.” George Washington

Read: “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in Letters


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