Op-Ed: President Trump Should Find Solace in Words of Wisdom from George Washington

Op-Ed: President Trump Should Find Solace in Words of Wisdom from George Washington


There is a poignant kind of sadness that we all recognize as we grow old.

It is the heartbreak of not being able to see to a successful finish the worthy projects we started.

It is this sense of loss that we can all recognize in President Trump right now.

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Perhaps the 45th president of the United States of America can find solace in some words of wisdom from the very first president, George Washington.

In a letter to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in 1797, Washington penned his post-retirement view of public affairs:

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“I am now seated in the shade of my Vine and Fig tree, and altho’ I look with regret on many transactions which do not comport with my ideas, I shall, notwithstanding ‘view them in the calm lights of mild philosophy’, persuaded, if any great

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