— George Washington primeiro presidente dos Estados Unidos da América 1732 - 1799
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
carta a James Madison (2 de março de 1788), in: "The Writings of George Washington : Private letters from the time Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the army to that of his inauguration as president of the United States, December, 1783, to April, 1789." - Vol. IX, Página 332 http://books.google.com/books?id=5CHqDr6CJLsC&pg=PA332, de George Washington - Publicado por American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1835