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George Washington quotes

  • Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
  • Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
  • If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
  • Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
  • 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 sayings

  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
  • Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
  • Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
  • Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
  • Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
  • Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
  • Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.
  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
  • Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
  • 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.
  • Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

George Washington quotes and sayings

  • Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable.
  • The Constitution that we have is an excellent one, if we can keep it where it is.v
  • My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.
  • Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
  • The views of men can only be known, or guessed at, by their words or actions.
  • History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.
  • Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
  • I shall not be deprived … of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.
  • Discipline is the soul of an army.
  • When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.