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"The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay."
Martin Luther
George Washington Quotes
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
George Washington

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
George Washington

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
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

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
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

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

Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington

Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington

Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
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

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington

How soon we forget history... Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington

I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
George Washington

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

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

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
George Washington

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

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

It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
George Washington

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
George Washington

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
George Washington

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

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
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

Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
George Washington

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
George Washington

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
George Washington

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

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
George Washington

My manner of living is plain and I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready.
George Washington

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
George Washington

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
George Washington

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

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
George Washington

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

The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.
George Washington

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
George Washington

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington

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

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
George Washington

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

When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.
George Washington

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
George Washington

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

Type:
President
Date of Birth:
1732-02-22
Year of Death:
1799
Nationality:
American
 

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