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George Washington Quotes

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

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.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

My first wish is to see this plague to our country banished, and the sons and daughters emancipated from all the evils thereof, and my next is that all the artisans and tradesmen would burst their bands, and our poor wretches of husbandmen, thrown into a happy society as fast as the looms could be provided.

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 Quotes part 2

A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

The preservation of the sacred fire of Liberty and the destiny of the Republican model of Government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

I’m telling you, patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

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.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.

The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.

The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.

It is impossible to prevent all mistakes.

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.

I avoided becoming a soldier and statesman as early as I could.

The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple.

The reflection upon my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.

I can never express how greatly I am affected by the number of kind and flattering ceremonies passed on me: and, above all, by the testaments of affection, esteem, and veneration, contained in the unanimity of your suffrages; and, as I cannot with any propriety address myself to you separately, let me use the means afforded me by Providence to thank you most sincerely and affectionately for the past, and to offer my prayers for your happiness and welfare, for the present and future.

We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.

It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being.

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.

It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign 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.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

Convinced that party disputes, are in no wise advantageous to the country.

In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple.

The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

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