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" ... not furnish a single case from which even an enemy would infer that he was capable, under any circumstances, of stooping to the employment of duplicity. No truth can be uttered with more confidence than that his ends were always upright, and his means... "
Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature ... - Page 80
edited by - 1833
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Great Epochs in American History: The early years of the Republic : 1784-1811

Francis Whiting Halsey - 1912 - 232 pages
...passions which find their nourishment in the conflicts of party. His ends were always upright, and his means always pure. He exhibits the rare example of...politician to whom wiles were absolutely unknown. In him was fully exemplified the real distinction between wisdom and cunning, and the truth of the...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 5

John Marshall - 1926 - 600 pages
...duplicity. No truth can be uttered with more confidence than that his ends were always upright, and his means always pure. He exhibits the rare example of a politician to whom wiles were absolutely un- CHAP, 1v known, and whose professions to foreign governments, and to his own countrymen, were always...
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Washington and the American Republic, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - 1879 - 716 pages
...duplicity. No truth can be uttered with more confidence than that his ends were always upright, and his means always pure. He exhibits the rare example of...and the importance as well as truth of the maxim, < Honesty is the best policy.' " If Washington possessed ambition, that passion was, in his bosom,...
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Progress, Volume 1

1895 - 776 pages
...duplicity. No truth can be uttered with more confidence than that his ends were always upright, and his means always pure. He exhibits the rare example of...was fully exemplified the real distinction, which forever exists, between wisdom and cunning, and the importance as well as truth of the maxim that "honesty...
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Memoirs, Speeches and Writings of Robert Rantoul, Jr

Robert Rantoul (Jr.) - 1854 - 894 pages
...uttered wilh more confidence than that his ends were always upright, and his means always pure. lie exhibits the rare example of a politician to whom...him was fully exemplified the real distinction which forever exists between wisdom and cunning, and the importance as well as truth of the maxim, that honesty...
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