Founder's Quote Daily

Feb. 21, 2013

“Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish. The measure of iniquity is not yet filled; and unless we can return a little more to first principles, and act a little more upon patriotic ground, I do not know when it will – or – what may be the issue of the contest. Speculation – peculation – engrossing – forestalling – with all their concomitants, afford too many melancholy proofs of the decay of public virtue; and too glaring instances of its being the interest and desire of too many, who would wish to be thought friends, to continue the war.”

George Washington, letter to James Warren, 1779

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