George Washington Quotes

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

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

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
– George Washington

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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

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

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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
– George Washington

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Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
– George Washington

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

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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

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

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

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Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
– George Washington

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The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
– George Washington

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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

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Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
– George Washington

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The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
– George Washington

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99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
– George Washington

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If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
– George Washington

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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

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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

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Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
– George Washington

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

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