88 George Washington Quotes

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington
87
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.
- George Washington
86
The very idea of the power and right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.
- George Washington
85
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington
84
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington
83
There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This, within certain limits, is probably true. But in governments of a popular character, and purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent it bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
- George Washington
82
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
- George Washington
81
Someday, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
- George Washington
80
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
- George Washington
79
There is a natural and necessary progression, from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of tyranny; and arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
- George Washington
78
The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.
- George Washington
77
Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington
76
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington
75
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
- George Washington
74
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
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