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George Washington Quotes

(1732-1799), First President of the USA

'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

Category: Alliances

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.

Category: Army And Navy

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.

Category: Association

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience

Category: Conscience

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

Category: Discipline

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

Category: Ethics

It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. [Dec. 14, 1977]

Category: Famous Last Words

I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares.

Category: Farming And Farmers

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

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom Of Speech

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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 the appellation.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

Category: Gambling