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A slender acquaintance with the world…


Washington on his Deathbed by Junius Brutus Stearns, 1851


“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” George Washington

Read: George Washington Eulogy by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee

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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Advice


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“Turtle and Lobster Back” by Frank Godwin

“And the consideration, that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the progress of the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.” George Washington in a letter, dated August 19, 1789 “To the Bishops, Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal church in the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, in general Convention assembled.”

Read: The American Turtle

More on the First Submarine: David Bushnell’s American Turtle

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Advice, Letters


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You do well….

George Washington (The Constable-Hamilton Portrait) by Gilbert Stuart

“You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ.” George Washington

Read: Our Stolen Christian Heritage

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Advice


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Every action done in company…

"General Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal" by John Blake White

“Every action done in company, ought to be with some sign of respect, to those that are present.” George Washington

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Advice


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Religion and morality…

Prayer Meeting at the First Continental Congress (Artist Unknown)

“Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” George Washington

First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774

“O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior. Amen.”

Reverend Jacob Duché
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774, 9 AM


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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Advice, Prayer


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It is better to be…

Battle of Camden, South Carolina by Pamela Patrick White

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

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Advice


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Standing as it were…

World Turned Upside Down by Mort Kunstler

“Standing as it were in the midst of falling empires, it should be our aim to assume a station and attitude, which will preserve us from being overwhelmed in their ruins.” George Washington

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Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Advice, Letters


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