Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico?
The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since.
Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.
In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.
Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.