• There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.

    United States. President, George Washington, United States (1825). “The speeches, addresses and messages, of the several presidents of the United States, at the openings of Congress and at their respective inaugurations: Also, the Declaration of independence, the Constitution of the United States, and Washington's farewell address to his fellow-citizens”, p.62
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