George Washington Famous Quotes: George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was the father of this country, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and one of the founding fathers of the country.
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George Washington Famous Quotes
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. – George Washington
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. – George Washington
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. – George Washington
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. – George Washington
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.
Famous Quotes from George Washington
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. – George Washington
Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly. – George Washington
But if we are to be told by a foreign power what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.
To form a new Government, requires infinite care, and unbounded attention; for if the foundation is badly laid the superstructure must be bad.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved. – George Washington
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph. – George Washington
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world.
I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.
I hope, some day or another, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world.
Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
Famous Quotes by George Washington
If freedom of speech is taken away then, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
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.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. – George Washington
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it
I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.
We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreeably to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.
Famous Quotes of George Washington
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. – George Washington
It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.
Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.
Your love of liberty – your respect for the laws – your habits of industry – and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. – George Washington
I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward
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