George Washington Quotes

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

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

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.

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.

Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.

I’ll die on my feet before I’ll live on my knees!

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

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

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

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

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

99% of failures come from people who make excuses.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

We must consult our means rather than our wishes.

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.

A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.

No punishment, in my opinion, is to great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin.

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

A bad war is fought with a good mind.

I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.

It is absolutely necessary… for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.

Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?

Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.

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

To persevere in one’s duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.

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