George Washington Quotes

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Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington

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

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

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

Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. – George Washington

True 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

The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph. – George Washington

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

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

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

I’ll die on my feet before I’ll live on my knees! – George Washington

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

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

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. – George Washington

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

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

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

99% of failures come from people who make excuses. – George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company. – George Washington

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. – George Washington

We must consult our means rather than our wishes. – George Washington

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

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. – George Washington

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

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

A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool. – George Washington

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

Worry is the intrest paid by those who borrow trouble. – George Washington

A bad war is fought with a good mind. – George Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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