George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731] – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country". Widely admired for his strong leadership qualities, Washington was unanimously elected president in the first two national elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Washington's incumbency established many precedents, still in use today, such as the cabinet system, the inaugural addres... More

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George Washington Quotes

George Washington #Alone #Good #Men

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 #Alone

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

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

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

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

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

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 #God

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
George Washington #God

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

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

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 #Government

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

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
George Washington #Happiness

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington #Experience

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
George Washington #Men

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

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 #Experience

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
George Washington #Government

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

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 #Patriotism #Memorial Day

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington #Power

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

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

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

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.