It Is A Maxim Founded On The Universal Experiences Of Mankind That No Nation Is To Be Trusted Farther Than It Is Bound By Its Interests.
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It is a maxim founded on the universal experiences of mankind that no
nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interests.
-- George Washington (1732-1799) Letter to Henry Laurens (1778)
I have always given it as my decided opinion that no nation has a right to intermeddle in the internal concerns of anothe
hat every one had a right to form and adopt whatever government they liked best to live under them- selve...
It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. -- George Washington, 14 December 1799
No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.
Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency....
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. George MacDonald
To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
-- Henry Lee (1756-1816) -- Memoirs of Lee, Eulogy on Washington, Dec. 26, 1799...
The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion -- George Washington & John Adams, in a diplomatic message to Malta.