• Conscience ... seldom comes to a man's aid while he is in the zenith of health and revelling in pomp and luxury upon illgotten spoils. It is generally the last act of his life, and it comes too late to be of much service to others here, or to himself hereafter.

    George Washington, John Clement Fitzpatrick, David Maydole Matteson (1782). “The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799”, p.486
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