“'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
“Differences in political opinion are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary.
“We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-brought experience.
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
“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.
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
“The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness.
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