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“The value of liberty…

"George Washington and Family" by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“George Washington and Family” by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Letter to the People of the State of South Carolina, May 1790

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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If we have wisdom…

"George Washington Leaving Mount Vernon For His Inauguration As President In New York City" by John Ward Dunsmore

“The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are past is rendered the more sweet, from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security. If we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good Government, to become a great and a happy people.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Reply to the Hebrew Congregation

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Letters

 

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I had rather…

"Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon" by Junius Brutus Stearns

“I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Be courteous to all…

President George Washington Leaving Mount Vernon by Layne Johnson

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Advice

 

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Let your conversation be…

The Home of Washington (see details*)

“Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature.” George Washington

*Details on The Home of Washington: By Thomas Oldham Barlow (English, 1824-1889), after Thomas Rossiter (1818-1871) and Louis Mignot (1831-1870), both American, 1860.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Advice

 

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Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause…

He Returns Victorious by John Buxton

“Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is.” George Washington

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in Providence

 

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Prudence…

“Prudence, Policy, and a true Christian Spirit, will lead us to look with Compassion upon their Errors without insulting them.” George Washington writing to Benedict Arnold in an effort to get his troops to behave honorably toward Canadians.

General George Washington

General George Washington

Ever want to stay in George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon? Here’s an excellent lodging alternative for you!

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Advice

 

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