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George Washington
(1732-1799) born on
Feb 22
US president (1st), soldier, surveyor, farmer. He was Commander of the Continental forces; as U.S. president he shaped the office and warned against party politics.
         
   
F
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty . . . it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.

R
Reason, too late perhaps, may convince you of the folly in misspending time.
A
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
N
To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.
K
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Peter Pyramid," by Laurence J. Peter.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Smithsonian," 1 Jun 1989.
N: Comment, 1754; to William Payne.
K: Letter, 17 Aug 1779, In "Maxims of Washington," "Virtue and Vice," 1942.
   


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