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" Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1835
...often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. VOL. VIII. FF Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1835
...often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. VOL. VIII. FF Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is en tided to the appellation. Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and...
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The Religious Opinions and Character of Washington

Edward Charles M'Guire - 1836 - 414 pages
...indiscretions, which very often they involuntary lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. " Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt.II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington - 1838
...which very often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equal-. ly distressing and disgraceful. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 8

George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1839
...often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. VOL. VIII. FF Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American ...

George Washington - 1847
...often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. VOL. VIII. FF Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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THE WRITTINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON ; BEING HIS CORRESPONDENCES, ADDRESSES ...

JARED SPARKS - 1855
...indiscretions, which very often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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The Life of General Washington, First President of the United States, Volume 2

Charles Wentworth Upham - 1856
...indiscretions, which very often they involuntarily lead one into, prove equally distressing and disgraceful. "Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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Words of Washington

George Washington - 1871 - 196 pages
...indiscretions which very often they involuntarily lead one into prove equally distressing and disgraceful. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering always the estimation of the widow's mite,...
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Words of Washington

George Washington - 1872 - 196 pages
...indiscretions which very often they involuntarily lead one into prove equally distressing and disgraceful. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few ; and let...entitled to the appellation. Let your heart feel for tho afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse ; remembering...
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