175 Total Quotes

George Washington Quotes

George Washington
When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us through the Revolution, in preparing us for the reception of a general government, and in conciliating the good will of the People of America towards one
George Washington
#Revolution

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
#Confidence

George Washington
An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass
George Washington
#Army

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Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government
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#America

George Washington
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington
#American President Quotes #Excuse

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Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
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#Failure #Habit

George Washington
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe
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#America

George Washington
While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to Him only in this case they are answerable
George Washington
#Conscience

George Washington
In the Enlightened Age and in this Land of equal Liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the Unite
George Washington
#Age And Aging

George Washington
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
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George Washington
Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war; for sure I am, if this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance, in a just cause, to any power
George Washington
#Character

George Washington
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington
#Friends Or Friendship #American President Quotes #Quote of the Day

George Washington
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends
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#Acquaintance

George Washington
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington
#American President Quotes #Caution

George Washington
To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.
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#Glory

George Washington
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle
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#Experience

George Washington
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
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George Washington
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
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George Washington
It is only after time has been given for a cool and deliberate reflection that the real voice of the people can be known
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#Reflection

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.
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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.
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#Action

George Washington
Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculated for their own good without the intervention of a coercive power
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#Execution

George Washington
[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.
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#America

George Washington
A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
George Washington
#Fire

George Washington
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington
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