What would George Washington think?
By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.
What would George say about that?
My calendar tells me that today is George Washington’s birthday. The world has certainly changed since George Washington was president. Today seemed like a good time to share some quotes from 1 of the founding fathers.
“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
FIRST ANNUAL ADDRESS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 1790
“Still I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain (what I consider the most enviable of all titles) the character of an honest man.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON TO ALEXANDER HAMILTON | THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1788
“a good moral character is the first essential in a man? It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.”
TO GEORGE STEPTOE WASHINGTON | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 05, 1790
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” “CIRCULAR TO THE STATES” | SUNDAY, JUNE 08, 1783
“For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good…
FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO THE HEBREW CONGREGATION IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1790
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