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" It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work ? Let us raise a standard to which... "
George Washington - Seite 29
von Henry Cabot Lodge - 1917 - 776 Seiten
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Genesis and Birth of the Federal Constitution: Addresses and Papers in the ...

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler - 1924 - 397 Seiten
...could see Washington in the midst of them and the air seemed to vibrate with his solemn admonition: "If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work?- Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event...
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Our Governmental Machine

Schuyler Crawford Wallace - 1924 - 223 Seiten
...it be known that he did not believe that tinkering with the document would be sufficiently radical. "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted," he said. "Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer...
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George Washington

Blanton Fortson - 1924 - 16 Seiten
...legislative chamber in the United States ! Would that they were engraved in the hearts of all legislators! "If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove — " How many of the present evils of government are due to the yielding to this ancient weakness on the part...
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Amend the Constitution Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary - 1945 - 154 Seiten
...crisis which confronted them: "It is too probable that no plan that we propose will be adopted. IVrhops another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offt'f what we oursehes disapprove how can we afterward defend our work? 1*1 us raise a standard to...
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Inter-American Military Cooperation Act: Hearings Before the Committee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs - 1947 - 149 Seiten
...peace. Washington saved it by supporting the plan to form a federal union with these immortal words: "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be...people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can be afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair ;...
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Hearings, Mar. 20-27, 1946

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency - 1946
...Happily, the delegates chose to be guided by Washington's advice : "It Is too probable," he told them, "that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps...we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise anil honest can repair. The event...
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Inter-American Military Cooperation Act: Hearings on H.R. 3836

United States. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs - 1947 - 149 Seiten
...peace. Washington saved it by supporting the plan to form a federal union with these immortal words: "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be...people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can be afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair ;...
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Transactions of the Annual Meeting, Bände 28-29

South Carolina Bar Association - 1921
...took no part in the debate, growing apprehensive of the result, at one time expressed himself thus : "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can...
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Review of the United Nations Charter: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1954
...of political repercussions, George Washington observed "It is too probable that no plan we proposed will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict...we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work ? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event...
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Politics and Science

William Esslinger - 1955 - 167 Seiten
...older lesson had been respected too: George Washington's already quoted warning against mere expediency ("If to please the people we offer what we ourselves...disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work?"). The question of Roosevelt's personal responsibility for the peaceless results of the war can perhaps...
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