George Washington Quotes – Washington’s Birthday

Written by Mandy
 

George Washington also known as the “The Father Of America” was the first President of the United States. He was born on February 22, 1732 and died on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.

George Washington’s Birthday is a federal holiday in United States. It is Celebrated to honor of George Washington as a “Washington’s Birthday” or “Presidents Day”.

Below are the top inspiring quotes from George Washington about Life, Leadership, and Positivity.

George Washington Quotes


“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” » George Washington


“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” » George Washington


“It is well. I die-hard but am not afraid to go” » George Washington


“Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns, while it is in his power, and while the mind is calm and undisturbed.” » George Washington


“It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.” » George Washington


“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.” » George Washington


“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.” » George Washington


“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” » George Washington


“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” » George Washington


“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.” » George Washington


“The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.” » George Washington


“I shall not be deprived … of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.” » George Washington


“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” » George Washington


“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” » George Washington


“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.” » George Washington


“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


“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” » George Washington


“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” » George Washington


“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” » George Washington


“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” » George Washington


“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” » George Washington

Also see: Abraham Lincoln’s Quotes


“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” » George Washington


“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


“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” » George Washington


“Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government, I have considered the first arrangement of the judicial department as essential to the happiness of our country and to the stability of its’ political system – hence the selection of the fittest characters to expound the laws, and dispense justice, has been an invariable object of my anxious concern.” » George Washington


“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?” » George Washington


“Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.” » George Washington


“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.” » George Washington


“There is a Destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of Human Nature.” » George Washington


“But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.” » George Washington


“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” » George Washington


“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” » George Washington


“The determinations of Providence are always wise, often inscrutable; and, though its decrees appear to bear hard upon us at times, is nevertheless meant for gracious purposes.” » George Washington


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” » George Washington


“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” » George Washington


“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


“I sincerely wish, gentlemen, that you may in your social and individual capacities taste those blessings which a gracious God bestows upon the righteous” » George Washington


“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” » George Washington


“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.” » George Washington


“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


“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” » George Washington


“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” » George Washington


“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” » George Washington


“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” » George Washington


“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” » George Washington


“In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.” » George Washington


 

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