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It is with pleasure…

Mort Kunstler Winds of Change

Winds of Change by Mort Kunstler – Washington at Valley Forge, March 4, 1778

“It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one; nor more desirous of atoning for a crime, when I am sensible of having committed it.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s letter to Governor Dinwiddie, Aug. 27, 1757

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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Character, Letters

 

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To see men without…

"The March to Valley Forge" by William Trego

“To see men without clothes to cover their nakedness—without blankets to lay on—without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by the blood from their feet—and almost as often without provisions as with; Marching through frost and snow, and at Christmas taking up their winter quarters within a days march of the enemy, without a house or hut to cover them till they could be built and submitting to it without a murmur, is a mark of patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.” George Washington

Read: The Winter at Valley Forge, George Washington’s Letter to John Banister

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Character, Letters

 

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Your love of liberty…

The American Volunteer by Henry E. Kidd

“Your love of liberty, your respect for the laws, your habits of industry, and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness, and they will, I trust, be firmly and lastingly established.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Character

 

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To persevere…

Battle of Brooklyn by Alonzo Chappel

“To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Character

 

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Remember that it is the actions…

Battle of Eutaw Springs 1781 by Don Troiani

“Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Character

 

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Our conflict is not likely to cease…

USS Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis by Anton Otto Fischer

“Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Character

 

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A good moral character is the first essential…

George Washington presents his credentials to General Braddock (Unknown)

“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. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Character

 

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