George Washington Best Quotes

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Enjoy George Washington’s best quotes below.

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.”
“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.”
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”
“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”
“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“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.”
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”
“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.”
“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.”
“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”
“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 it – but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.”
“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.”
“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“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.”
“Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.”
“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”

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