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" His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very * first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke, and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided... "
Honor to George Washington and Reading about George Washington: Pamphlets 1 ... - Page 28
edited by - 1932 - 198 pages
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - Literature - 1923 - 228 pages
...and thoroughly : and were I called on to delineate his character, it should be in terms like these: His mind was great and powerful without being of the...sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by imagination or invention, but sure in conclusion • Hence the common remark of his officers, of...
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Review of Section 315 of the Communications Act (temperary Suspension of ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Interstate and Foreign Commerce - 1961 - 117 pages
...not have come out very well. We have the testimony of Jefferson, wh J knew him well, that "as far ns he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow...invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion. * * * If deranged during the course of the action * * * he was slow in readjustment. * * * Perhaps...
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Genes, Brains, and Politics: Self-selection and Social Life, Volume 10

Elliott White - Political Science - 1993 - 193 pages
...Examine, for example, Jefferson's assessment (cited in Borden, 1969, p. 105) of Washington's intellect: "His mind was great and powerful, without being of...not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke." If compliments can be backhanded so slights can be complimentary, and Jefferson's slighting comparison...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - History - 1996 - 216 pages
...policies and sometime critic of Washington. Jefferson gave this more considered view of the man in 1814: "His mind was great and powerful, without being...penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...
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The Drama of Leadership

Patricia Pitcher - Business & Economics - 1997 - 268 pages
...to his fellow traveler, the Craftsman, with whom he has a mutual admiration society. The Craftsman His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration was strong, though not so accurate as that of a Newton, Bacon or Locke; and, asfar as he saw, no judgment...
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Thomas Jefferson: His Words and Vision

Thomas Jefferson - History - 1998
...intimately and thoroughly . . . His mind was great and powerful, without being of the first order; . . . no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation,...by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion ... He was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern. Perhaps the strongest...
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Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition that Guided His Beliefs ...

Norm Ledgin - Education - 2000 - 254 pages
...upon Washington's character see Jefferson to Dr. Walter Jones, January 2, 1814, Writings, 1317-21. His mind was great and powerful, without being of...invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion. . . He was incapable of fear, meeting personal dangers with the calmest unconcern. Perhaps the strongest...
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The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography

Marvin Kitman - History - 2000 - 358 pages
...and powerful," said Thomas Jefferson, but that mind, he added, was not "of the very first order. ... It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination but sure in conclusion"43 — George Washington, I'm sure, always counted his change! Adams had begun to question...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...and thoroughly; and were I called on to delineate his character, it should be in terms like these. His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order . . . and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided...
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Faith of Our Mothers: The Stories of Presidential Mothers from Mary ...

Harold I. Gullan - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 394 pages
...policy, with President Washington the ideal national figurehead. To Thomas Jefferson, Washington's "mind was great and powerful without being of the very first order." It puts one in mind of a later president who also had a domineering mother; Oliver Wendell Holmes viewed...
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