Tag Archives: wisdom

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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The friends of humanity…

"The Boston Massacre" by Francis Luis Mora

“The friends of humanity will deprecate War, wheresoever it may appear; and we have experience enough of its evils, in this country, to know, that it should not be wantonly or unnecessarily entered upon. I trust, that the good citizens of the United States will show to the world, that they have as much wisdom in preserving peace at this critical juncture, as they have hitherto displayed valor in defending their just rights.” George Washington, Address to the merchants of Philadelphia, May 16, 1793

Read: What Was The Boston Massacre?

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Other Speeches


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Wisdom and good examples…

Winds of Change by Mort Kunstler

“Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” George Washington

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Advice


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To secure the blessings…

"Margaret Corbin - Fort Washington, November 16, 1776" by Don Troiani

“To secure the blessings which a gracious Providence has placed within our reach will in the course of the present important session call for the cool and deliberate exertion of your patriotism, firmness, and wisdom.” George Washington

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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Character, Providence


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The ways of Providence …

“The ways of Providence being inscrutable, and the justice of it not to be scanned by the shallow eye of humanity, nor to be counteracted by the utmost efforts of human power or wisdom, resignation, and as far as the strength of our reason and religion can carry us, a cheerful acquiescence to the Divine Will, is what we are to aim.” George Washington in a letter to Burwell Bassett, April 25, 1773

George Washington at Prayer

George Washington Praying - US Capital Prayer Room

Dedicated to the glory of God and to the faith of George Washington – George Washington Inn

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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Providence


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