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" There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments... "
Present Day Problems: A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions - Page 94
by United States. President (1909-1913 : Taft) - 1908 - 355 pages
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Outing, Volume 21

Sports - 1893
...preserving peace ; " and again, in 1793 : "If we desire to avoid insult ; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." John Adams, in 1815, thus expressed himself : " The delightful imaginations of universal and perpetual...
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Maxims of Washington: Compiled for Use in Schools, Libraries, and All ...

George Washington - Biography & Autobiography - 1894 - 423 pages
...1793. READINESS FOR WAR. peals to arms, with which the history of every nation abounds. There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which...be known, that we are, at all times, ready for war. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS. 1793. Offensive operations, oftentimes, are the surest, if not in some cases...
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The library of historic characters and famous events of all ..., Volume 6

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...quoted since, "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." During Washington's second term, even more than in his first, there were violent dissensions in his...
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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington

Washington (D.C.) - 1918
...when he announced that celebrated doctrine : "There is a rank due the United States among Nations. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel...peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. ' ' It is because we have not...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...his opening address, after his re-election, he used the expression which has often been quoted since, "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. ' ' During Washington's second term, even...
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The Scientific Monthly, Volume 2

James McKeen Cattell - Electronic journals - 1916
...prepared for war is the most effective means of promoting peace," and he further said: There is a rank due the United States among nations which will be withheld,...reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult wo must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of...
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Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations

Robert Debs Heinl - History - 1966 - 367 pages
...effectual means of preserving peace. George Washington: First A nnual Address to Congress, 8 January 1 790 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it. If we desire to secure peace, it must be known that we are at all times readv for war. 'George Washington, 1732-1799 1 wish peace...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 209

English literature - 1908
...peace on only one condition, and that is, on condition of building and maintaining a first-class navy. If we desire to avoid insult we must be able to repel...be known that we are at all times ready for war.' These words may be commended to the visionaries marshalled under the banners of the various peace societies...
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Records, Volume 21

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1918
...when he announced that celebrated doctrine : "There is a rank due the United States among Nations. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel...peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. ' ' It is because we have not...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 432 pages
...(Military) Preparedness (Military) Let him who desires peace prepare for war. Flavius Vegetius Renatus If we desire to avoid insult we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for...
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