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I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
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