George Washington Quotes

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

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

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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.

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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action

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

It is a maxim, founded on the universal experience of mankind, that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest; and no prudent statesman or politician will venture to depart from it.

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We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.

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Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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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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Experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing Constitution of a country

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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.

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Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.

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My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its conseq

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

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I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

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