„I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.“

1790s, Farewell Address (1796)
Kontextus: Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied, that, if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.

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