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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... "
The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ... - Página 7
por United States. Congress - 1849
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Hearings on H.R. 14001 and H.R. 14015: Bills to Amend the Military ..., Volumen5

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Special Subcommittee on the Draft - 1969 - 272 páginas
...insult we must be ready to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful institutions of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." On March 27, 1969, President Nixon announced the appointment of a Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed...
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Records, Volumen21

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1918
...must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure 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 heeded this profound admonition of the Father of his Country, in the...
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Calling for a Mutual and Verifiable Freeze on and Reductions in Nuclear ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs - 1983 - 403 páginas
...Country, George Washington, expressed the same maxim in these words: "If we desire to secure peace ... it must be known that we are at all times ready for war." National security requires informing our adversary publicly in advance what weapons we have and what...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - 1990 - 432 páginas
...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 war. — George Washington Address to Congress We must not be innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent....
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 páginas
...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. - 1994 - 603 páginas
...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" Recall, letters of: The official document, presented...
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Patriotic Games: Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926

S. W. Pope - 1997 - 240 páginas
...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 - 1997 - 228 páginas
...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 Quotable George Washington: The Wisdom of an American Patriot

George Washington - 1999 - 110 páginas
...sincere wish. To Jonathan Boucher, Mount Vernon, August 15, 1798 If we desire to secure peace, ... it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. Fifth Annual Address to Congress, Philadelphia, December 3, 1793 Perfection Perfection falls not to...
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George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency

Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams - 2000 - 210 páginas
...insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instrumenrs of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.''7 To do this Washington encouraged the passage of bills to strengthen the military establishment,...
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