88 George Washington Quotes

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

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government


  • "I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Perseverance


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

    - George Washington
    Topics: Life, Growth, Liberty


  • "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
    Topics: Government


  • "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government


  • "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
    Topics: Government, Jealousy, Liberty


  • "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
    Topics: Friendship


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

    - George Washington
    Topics: Friendship


  • "It is among the evils, and perhaps not the smallest, of democratic governments, that the people must feel before they will see. When this happens, they are roused to action. Hence it is that those kinds of government are too slow."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government


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

    - George Washington
    Topics: War, Enemies


  • "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
    Topics: Peace, War, Prosperity


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

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government


  • "The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Politics, Government


  • "Government is not mere advice; it is authority, with power to enforce its laws."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government, Authority


  • "The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."

    - George Washington
    Topics: Government



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