Quotation Explorer - 'George Washington'

Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. - George Washington
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. - George Washington
I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But 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. - George Washington
Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind! - George Washington
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. - George Washington
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. - George Washington
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. - George Washington
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. - George Washington
It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. - George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master. - George Washington
It is better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington
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
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
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. - George Washington
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. - George Washington
[death]...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return - George Washington
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. - George Washington
It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. - George Washington
LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. - George Washington
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. - George Washington
There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity. - George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. - George Washington
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. - George Washington
There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. - George Washington
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. - George Washington
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. - George Washington
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. - George Washington
Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights. - George Washington
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy - George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master. - George Washington
It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing. - George Washington
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. - 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
We must consult our means rather than our wishes. - George Washington
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-brought experience. - George Washington
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. - George Washington
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? - George Washington
I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built. - George Washington
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. - George Washington
There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves. - George Washington
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. - George Washington
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