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Quotation by George Washington:

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.


George Washington     (more by this author)

1732-1799 (Age at death: 67 approx.)

He presided over the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 because of general dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation. Washington became President of the United States in 1789 and established many of the customs and usages of the new government's executive department. He sought to create a nation capable of surviving in a world torn asunder by war between Britain and France.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

Country: United States

Type: Prose
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