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" And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national... "
National Jewels: Washington, Lincoln, and the Fathers of the Revolution - Page 48
1865 - 123 pages
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He Who Laughs, Lasts

Anson R. Nash, Jr. - Religion - 2004 - 324 pages
...Good, better, best, Never let it rest, Until the good gets better And the better gets best. 169.1 1. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 pages
...religious obligations desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Tis substantially true,...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that...structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Tis substantially true,...
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Putting Liberalism in Its Place

Paul W. Kahn - Political Science - 2009 - 336 pages
...and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that...influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure—reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that...conceded to the influence of refined education on inind' of peculiar structure— reason and experience both forbid ns to ex. pect that national morality...
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Character for Life: An American Heritage: Profiles of Great Men and Women of ...

Don Hawkinson - Religion - 2005 - 386 pages
...experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." 38 REVIEW Q. How will the character trait of integrity make a difference in your life? Q. List the...
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The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self

John C. Shields - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 478 pages
...thought of such republicans as Cicero and Cato. Washington subsequently observes, in Goodrich's excerpt, "It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Speaking of the American adventure in freedom as an experiment, Washington here concludes the "Lesson"...
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It's Tough to Breathe with Your Head in the Sand

Janet Pope - Religion - 2005 - 140 pages
...dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports, and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." Another quote from Washington also confirming his belief is "It is impossible to rightly govern the...
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The Bible in the Public Schools: Arguments in the Case of John D. Minor Et ...

Religion - 2005 - 254 pages
...God, from a principle of obedience to his will." And he quotes from George Washington these words: " Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." We quote the continuation of this passage, as found in Washington's Farewell Address : " Whatever may...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...alliances. And in looking to itself for unity and wholeness, America must not forsake virtue. "'Tis substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Moreover, "reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion...
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