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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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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1989 - 520 pages
...found on a typed line of quotations by Admiral Nimitz received from the Navy Department Library. 410 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel...be known, that we are at all times ready for War. President GEORGE WASHINGTON, fifth annual address to Congress, December 13, 1793.77U! Writings of...
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Diplomat's Dictionary

Charles W. Freeman, Jr. - Political Science - 1994 - 603 pages
...ever gained anything valuable by being unprepared to defend itself." HL Mencken, 1926 325 Readiness: "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." George Washington Reassignment: See "Postings"...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - History - 1998 - 216 pages
...passions.47 In his Fifth Annual Message to Congress in 1793, Washington had remarked that "there is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which...not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness." A proper and favorable reputation with foreign nations a rank due to the United States was...
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Patriotic Games : Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926 ...

S. W. Pope Instructor University of Southern Maine - Sports & Recreation - 1997 - 240 pages
...is a rank due to the United States among nations," George Washington stated at America's inception, "which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by...it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."33 Placing Washington's call for a ready nation within a historical context that stretched back...
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America's Nine Greatest Presidents

Frank P. King - Political Science - 1997 - 228 pages
...all, the riddle of US defense policy. In his fifth annual message to Congress, he put it eloquently: "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to...it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."31 George Washington is the perfect example, the finest possible model, of a leader who used power...
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The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period, 1789-1801

David P. Currie - Law - 1997 - 327 pages
...in any event, "[i]f we desire to avoid insult, we must repel it; if we desire to secure peace, ... it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."64 Congress took its time in responding, but ultimately it enacted a package of defense measures...
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The Quotable George Washington: The Wisdom of an American Patriot

George Washington - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 110 pages
...involved in their destructive wars. To Chevalier de la Luzerne, Mount Vernon, February 7, 1788 There is a rank due to the United States among nations which...not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. Fifth Annual Address to Congress, Philadelphia, December 3, 1793 My policy has been, and will continue...
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George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency

Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams - History - 2000 - 210 pages
This essay collection is a retrospective analysis of the Washington administration and an examination of its importance to understanding the modern presidency. Contemporary ...
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The American Leadership Tradition: The Inevitable Impact of a Leader's Faith ...

Marvin Olasky - Political Science - 2000 - 295 pages
...Washington also emphasized military defense. In his annual address to Congress for 1793, he stressed, "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it." Washington's supporters in Congress beat back attempts to scuttle plans for an American navy. Congress...
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A Primer in Power Politics

Stanley J. Michalak - Political Science - 2001 - 233 pages
...War If we desire to avoid insult, we must be ready to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, . . . it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. President George Washington Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace. Thomas Jefferson...
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