Winter Chautauqua – Opening Night Benefit

Event details

  • February 1, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
  • 864.244.1499

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Opening Night Benefit Show

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by TBA



George Washington on Courage

  • “Men who are familiarized to danger, meet it without shrinking, whereas those who have never seen service often apprehend danger where no danger lies.”  – George Washington, A letter to the Continental Congress, February 9, 1776
  • The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” – George Washington, address to the Continental Army before the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776
  • “The cause of our common country calls us both to an active and dangerous duty; Divine Providence, which wisely orders the affairs of men, will enable us to discharge it with fidelity and success.” – George Washington, letter to Governor Trumbull of Connecticut
  • “The right wing, where I stood, was exposed to and received all the enemy’s fire … I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.” – George Washington, letter to his brother, May 31, 1754
  • “Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” – George Washington, general orders, Jul. 2, 1776
  • “Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment.” – George Washington, letter to the President of Congress, Feb. 9, 1776
  • “Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.” –  George Washington, general orders, Jul. 6, 1777
  • “Enjoin this upon the Officers, and let them inculcate, and press home to the Soldiery, the Necessity of Order and Harmony among them, who are embark’d in one common Cause, and mutually contending for all that Freeman [sic] hold dear. I am persuaded, if the Officers will but exert themselves, these Animosities, this Disorder, will in a great Measure subside, and nothing being more essential to the Service than that it should, I am hopeful nothing on their Parts will be wanting to effect it.” – George Washington, letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, Jul. 17, 1776