When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.

George Washington (1732-1799) American military leader, Founding Father, US President (1789-1797)
Copybook (1748)

From Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation, #44, an update of Decency of Conversation Among Men by French Jesuits (1595) [tr. Hawkins (1640)].

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