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Gilbert du Motier Lafayette

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Lafayette valued reputation and glory, but cared little for the power that generally results from them. Having one day been asked who was in his opinion the greatest man of this age: "In my idea," replied he, "General Washington is the greatest man, for I look upon him as the most virtuous."
Jules Germain Cloquet, in Recollections of the Private Life of General Lafayette (1836), Vol. I, p. 24

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