George Washington Quotes

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George Washington quotes: If you can't send money, send tobacco. If you can't send money, send tobacco.
George Washington quotes: Be courteous to all, but personal with number of, and allow those couple be perfectly attempted ahead of you provide them with your self-assurance. Be courteous to all, but personal with number of, and allow those couple be perfectly attempted ahead of you provide them with your self-assurance.
George Washington quotes: I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it. I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.
George Washington quotes: A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease. A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease.
George Washington quotes: Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
George Washington quotes: Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty. Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.
George Washington quotes: Painful as the task is to describe the dark side of our affairs, it sometimes becomes a matter of indispensable necessity. Painful as the task is to describe the dark side of our affairs, it sometimes becomes a matter of indispensable necessity.
George Washington quotes: Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment. Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment.
George Washington quotes: It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones. It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.
George Washington quotes: There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity. There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity.
George Washington quotes: Honesty is always the best policy. Honesty is always the best policy.
George Washington quotes: Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward. Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward.
George Washington quotes: I die hard but am not afraid to go. I die hard but am not afraid to go.
George Washington quotes: Wherein you reprove another be unblameable yourself, for example is more prevalent than precepts. Wherein you reprove another be unblameable yourself, for example is more prevalent than precepts.
George Washington quotes: To speak evil of any one, unless there is unequivocal proofs of their deserving it, is an injury for which there is no adequate reparation. To speak evil of any one, unless there is unequivocal proofs of their deserving it, is an injury for which there is no adequate reparation.
George Washington quotes: [It] is the juvenal period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one. [It] is the juvenal period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one.
George Washington quotes: Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them
George Washington quotes: Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet. Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.
George Washington quotes: In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest
George Washington quotes: Refrain from drink which is the source of all evil-and the ruin of half the workmen in this Country. Refrain from drink which is the source of all evil-and the ruin of half the workmen in this Country.
George Washington quotes: I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery. I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.
George Washington quotes: From thinking proceeds speaking; thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! From thinking proceeds speaking; thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous!
George Washington quotes: Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it. Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.
George Washington quotes: [T]he foundation of a great Empire is laid, and I please myself with a persuasion, that Providence will not leave its work imperfect. [T]he foundation of a great Empire is laid, and I please myself with a persuasion, that Providence will not leave its work imperfect.
George Washington quotes: It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing. It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.
George Washington quotes: Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process. Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.
George Washington quotes: An ambassador has no need of spies; his character is always sacred. An ambassador has no need of spies; his character is always sacred.
George Washington quotes: Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.
George Washington quotes: To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington quotes: It is not the lowest priced goods that are always the cheapest - the quality is, or ought to be as much an object with the purchaser, as the price. It is not the lowest priced goods that are always the cheapest - the quality is, or ought to be as much an object with the purchaser, as the price.
George Washington quotes: Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt ... Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt ...
George Washington quotes: The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with. The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with.
George Washington quotes: 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. 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.
George Washington quotes: To please everybody is impossible; were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody. To please everybody is impossible; were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody.
George Washington quotes: In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude. In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.
George Washington quotes: The Constitution that we have is an excellent one, if we can keep it where it is. The Constitution that we have is an excellent one, if we can keep it where it is.
George Washington quotes: The situation of the general government, if it can be called a government, is shaken to its foundation, and liable to be overturned by every blast. The situation of the general government, if it can be called a government, is shaken to its foundation, and liable to be overturned by every blast.
George Washington quotes: When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it. When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.
George Washington quotes: When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body, not usually discovered. When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body, not usually discovered.
George Washington quotes: My aim has been ... to keep the United States ... independent of all and under the influence of none. My aim has been ... to keep the United States ... independent of all and under the influence of none.
George Washington quotes: System in all things should be aimed at; for in execution it renders every thing more easy. System in all things should be aimed at; for in execution it renders every thing more easy.
George Washington quotes: 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. 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.
George Washington quotes: Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal. Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal.
George Washington quotes: Reason, too late perhaps, may convince you of the folly of misspending time. Reason, too late perhaps, may convince you of the folly of misspending time.
George Washington quotes: A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils
George Washington quotes: Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive. Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive.
George Washington quotes: Speak not injurious words, neither in jest nor earnest. Scoff at none though they give occasion. Speak not injurious words, neither in jest nor earnest. Scoff at none though they give occasion.
George Washington quotes: Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth
George Washington quotes: I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving. I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.
George Washington quotes: The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth. The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth.
George Washington quotes: Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all
George Washington quotes: Leadership is not only having a vision, but also having the courage, the discipline, and the resources to get you there. Leadership is not only having a vision, but also having the courage, the discipline, and the resources to get you there.
George Washington quotes: As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit.
George Washington quotes: He establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive that induced me to the field of battle. He establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive that induced me to the field of battle.
George Washington quotes: This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it. John Adams, U.S. President This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it. John Adams, U.S. President
George Washington quotes: Liberty, when it degrades into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful confusion. Liberty, when it degrades into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful confusion.
George Washington quotes: Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington quotes: My own remedy is always to eat, just before I step into bed, a hot roasted onion, if I have a cold. My own remedy is always to eat, just before I step into bed, a hot roasted onion, if I have a cold.
George Washington quotes: Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just. Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just.
George Washington quotes: A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion. A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.
George Washington quotes: Indians and wolves are both beasts of prey, tho' they differ in shape. Indians and wolves are both beasts of prey, tho' they differ in shape.