George Washington Quote

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.


Letter to Bushrod Washington (15 January 1783)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...