“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.”
- George Washington, first President of the United States (who stepped down and refused to be our first King)
H/T: to Jim Bender (‘Grok friend and President & CEO at Ping4) who also passed this comment along:
George Washington wrote these words in 1777, at a very dark moment amid defeats in the first quest for Liberty — and just before the fall of Philadelphia and the brutal Winter at Valley Forge. Somehow, they feel appropriate this week.
Yes Jim, I’m late – but they are still appropriate!