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George Washington Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
George Washington Topics
America And Americans
Famous Mothers Day
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.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
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.
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.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
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.
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
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.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
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.
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.
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
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