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2012

fraternal affection

One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.

George Washington, “Farewell Address” (1796)

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2012

brethren

Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.

Thomas Jefferson, first inaugural address (1801)

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