“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
“Money, we know, will fetch anything and command the service of any man.
“Differences in political opinion are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary.
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
“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 grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
“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.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
“You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
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