Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quote of the Day/Week-George Washington

Today's quote of the day comes from George Washington, the first American president. This month we are quoting the first eight American presidents on our two blogs. A quip from the second president John Adams is available on "Politics, Culture and Other Wastes of Time," our sister blog.

We have time constraints and we are very hungry (it's fish taco time), so we will keep in short with just a quote from George Washington, who has a high school named after him in Danville, Va. (and assuredly one hunderd other places) and a university named after him in Washington, D.C. His estate in Mount Vernon, Va., relatively close to Washington, D.C., is open to the public.

Here is the quote from the man on our one dollar bills, which reminds me that through the web site, I was able to discover that my bill had originated quite a ways down the highway from me, in the city of Jacksonville, Fla.:

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

And, thanks to those of you in places like Mumbai, India, for checking in with us today.

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