"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn."
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
1789 - letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, Ref: Maxims of George Washington, Schroeder, ed. (37)
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