"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
George Washington
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
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 -- Al, DC      
Such personal aspiration demonstrates why the man was a giant among his noble colleagues. Liberty enlightening the world was his legacy.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    How many honest men and women do we have in Washington today. I suspect that you could get them all together at one time in an I Hop for breakfast.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    I do believe Washington was all he was claimed to be: a most honorable and great man.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    What a great man; so much like my Father
     -- Mary Grimes, Flint, MI     
    The yoke of necessity needs no extra burden, let those in power lay no more than that which is just upon man, lest honesty should fall from the way and all become corrupt. Many wanted the title of king to be granted to Washington. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Mary, MI      
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