Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
George Washington (173299)
No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.
President GEORGE WASHINGTON, first inaugural address, April 30, 1789.The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 30, p. 293 (1939).