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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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Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems: Hearings, Ninety ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs - 1969
...appeared unattainable. We both then recalled the words of Chairman of the Convention, George Washington : "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be...we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the...
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Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems: Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations - 1969
...appeared unattainable. We both then recalled the words of Chairman of the Convention, George Washington: "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful court id is to be sustained. If, to pleas* the people, we offer what we es disapprovf, how can w«...
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Annual Proceedings

Iowa State Bar Association - 1916
...public building in the country. Arising from his chair, in tones solemn with suppressed emotion, he said : It is too probable that no plan we propose...we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work! Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the...
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U.S. Policy in the United Nations: Hearings and Markup Before the ..., Band 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs - 1986 - 219 Seiten
...could be persuaded to accept "what is necessary." In his speech he said, or so we are told: It is all too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted....conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we propose less what we know to be necessary, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - 1990 - 432 Seiten
...satisfied with even the smallest step forward, and consider this no small achievement. — Marcus Aurelius 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. . . . —...
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The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective

Geoffrey Parsons - 1994 - 180 Seiten
...advocated half-way measures of amendment as likely to be more popular. To this Washington replied: It is too probable that no plan we propose will be...If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapproved, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - 1996 - 216 Seiten
...Washington urged bold action. Gouverneur Morris quoted Washington at the opening of the convention: "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be...If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the...
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Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia

1996 - 585 Seiten
...Demi-Gods." The tone of the gathering was set by Washington soon after his arrival in Philadelphia: "If to please the people we offer what we ourselves...disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Lee us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the event is in the hands of God."11...
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - 1994 - 845 Seiten
...unanimously elected as President of the Convention, rose during the Convention and admonished the delegates: 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 the honest can repair; the...
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The Excellent Manager's Companion

Philip Holden - 1998 - 187 Seiten
...16 v 26) 'Though you can believe what you choose, you must believe what you ought', Cardinal Newman 'If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves...disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work?', George Washington 'Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right', Proverbs...
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