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" There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. "
WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS TO The People of the United States of America. - Side 65
1852
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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - 2003 - 477 sider
...that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance it may place itself in the...calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. In offering to you,...
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Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-made Man

Garry Wills - 2002 - 617 sider
...this point to read: "It is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another . . . There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." Nor did Washington...
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The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860

David A. Copeland - 2003 - 423 sider
...participation in die quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducements or justification." "There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favours from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought...
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Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and the Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936

Martha Banta, Professor of English Martha Banta - 2003 - 433 sider
...intercourse with all nations" was his belief that the only true rule of conduct is to trust no one. "There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours for Nation to Nation. — 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought...
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Behind the Scenes at the WTO: The Real World of International Trade Negotiations

Fatoumata Jawara, Aileen Kwa - 2004 - 329 sider
...of negotiations. Source: WTO (200 le) SIX The gentle art of persuasion - arm-twisting and pay-offs There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favours from nation to nation.' George Washington This chapter goes a little further behind the scenes...
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The Life of George Washington, Volum 4

Washington Irving - 2005 - 416 sider
...itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being repronched with ingratitude for not giving more. — There can...greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. — 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a Just pride...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - 2005 - 427 sider
...that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the...condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error...
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Law Without Nations?: Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States

Jeremy A. Rabkin - 2005 - 350 sider
...there can be no greater error that to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. In the circumstances of the late 1790s, Washington's admonitions sounded a particular caution against...
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Common Sense

Wardell Lindsay - 2006 - 22 sider
...that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance it may place itself in the...for not giving more. There can be no greater error that to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience...
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Modern America and the Legacy of the Founding

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - 2007 - 339 sider
...declared woefully inadequate in the Articles of Confederation. President Washington warned Americans. "There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation."8 Yet the League of Nations. without the means of enforcing its decisions. was entirely dependent...
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