Quotes by 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

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.
– 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

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

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

Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.
– George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.
– George Washington

But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
– 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

I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.
– George Washington

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.
– George Washington

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

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

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