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Whether George Washington was a true "Stoic" in the philosophical sense is a matter of some debate. He certainly exhibited many Stoic virtues, such as:
Reason and logic: He was known for his calm and reasoned approach to problems, relying on logic and evidence rather than emotion.
Virtue and duty: He considered duty and honor paramount, prioritizing the greater good over personal desires.
Resilience and self-control: He faced numerous setbacks and failures, but never let them break his spirit. He maintained composure even in the most trying circumstances.
Acceptance of fate: He believed in accepting what he could not control and focusing his efforts on what he could.
However, he also differed from traditional Stoic philosophy in some ways:
Religious faith: Unlike most Stoics who were largely non-religious, Washington held strong Christian beliefs, believing in God's providence and seeking guidance through prayer.
Emotional expression: While he generally maintained control, he did occasionally display anger and frustration, particularly in private letters.
Active engagement: Stoicism often emphasizes inner contemplation, but Washington was a man of action, actively engaging in the world to shape his destiny.
Therefore, it's more accurate to say that Washington was strongly influenced by Stoicism and incorporated its principles into his life and leadership. He wasn't a strict follower of every tenet, but he adopted the aspects that resonated with his own values and character.
Here are some historical and literary evidence supporting Washington's Stoic influences:
His library: He owned several works by Stoic philosophers, including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
His writings: He frequently quoted Stoic principles and referenced their ideas in letters and speeches.
His friendships: He surrounded himself with individuals who shared Stoic values, like George Mason and John Dickinson.
George Washington's life and achievements provide numerous examples of his exceptional patience and persistence: