George Washington

87George Washington Quotes

American President born on February 22, 1732, died on December 14, 1799

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. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country"... (source)

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

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. view quote

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. view quote

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. view quote

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

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. view quote

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

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. view quote

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. view quote

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. view quote

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. view quote

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. view quote

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. view quote

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