“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
“The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government.
“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
“There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply ... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
“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.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
“I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
Browse movie quotes »
Browse more subjects »
With Office 2010 you're in control of getting things done delivering amazing results
custom essay writing - Printer Paper for Matrix Printers by Gotoforms