GEORGE WASHINGTON Quotes

I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to "Anarchy" or "Despotism".

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.

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

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

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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.

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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

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Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.

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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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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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The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

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