Washington Quotes on Civics

"Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country."

Statement before delivering response to the first Newburgh Address | Saturday, March 15, 1783

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"I have diligently sought the public welfare; and have endeavoured to inculcate the same principles in all that are under me. These reflections will be a cordial to my mind as long as I am able to distinguish…

Letter to the Speaker of the House of Burgesses, John Robinson | Sunday, April 18, 1756

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"Citizens by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the…

Farewell Address to the People of the United States | Monday, September 19, 1796

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"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination…

Circular to the States | Sunday, June 08, 1783

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"If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates…

Farewell Address to the People of the United States

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"It is important ... that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional Spheres;…

Farewell Address to the People of the United States | Monday, September 19, 1796

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