Thank you to those who sent in quotations of George Washington to commemorate his birthday today. Given current events, all the quotations were extremely apt.
Submitted by Conrad:
“… experience teaches us, that it is much easier to prevent an Enemy from posting themselves, than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.”
—To THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS Cambridge, January 11, 1776.
“… guard against the Impostures of pretended patriotism …”
— Farewell Address, 1796
The following quotation, submitted by Scott Soodek and also by Leslie Kaminoff, is disputed:
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”