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3598. GRATITUDE, Happiness and.—

I
have but one system of ethics for men and
for nations—to be gratful, to be faithful to
all engagements, under all circumstances, to
be open and generous, promoting in the long
run the interests of both, and I am sure it
promotes their happiness.—
To La Duchesse D'Auville. Washington ed. iii, 135. Ford ed., v, 153.
(N.Y. 1790)