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Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of George Washington

Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of George Washington

George Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who also served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He led Patriot forces to victory in the nation’s War for Independence. Wikipedia
Born: February 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Died: December 14, 1799, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
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Inspirational Quotes of George Washington :

  1. It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. – George Washington 

  2. To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.– George Washington

  3. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.– George Washington

  4. Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.– George Washington

  5. Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.– George Washington

  6. Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.– George Washington

  7. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.– George Washington

  8. 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.– George Washington

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

  10. It is better to be alone than in bad company.– George Washington

  11. The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.– George Washington

  12. There came to port last Sunday night The queerest little craft, Without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked–and laughed. It seemed so curious that she Should cross the unknown water, And moor herself within my room– My daughter! O my daughter!– George Washington

  13. 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.– George Washington

  14. Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to endulge the professors of Christianity in the church, that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception.– George Washington

  15. 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

  16. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.– George Washington

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

  18. 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

  19. Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.– George Washington

  20. 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

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

  22. It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.– George Washington

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

  24. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.– George Washington

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

  26. Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.– George Washington

  27. Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.– George Washington

  28. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.– George Washington

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  1. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.– George Washington

  2. 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

  3. 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.– George Washington

  4. There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.– George Washington

  5. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.– George Washington

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

  7. When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.– George Washington

  8. Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.– George Washington

  9. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.– George Washington

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.– George Washington

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.– George Washington

  16. 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.– George Washington

  17. 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

  18. War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.– George Washington

  19. 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.– George Washington

  20. 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

  21. It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.– George Washington

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

  23. 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.– George Washington

  24. I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.– George Washington

  25. 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

  26. Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.– George Washington

  27. Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.

  28. 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

  29. Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.– George Washington

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  1. Unless there’s a judge somewhere who is just dying for a case like this, I think it will be put to an end on Friday.– George Washington

  2. We’ll be asking to set aside the Court of Appeals decision.– George Washington

  3. Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters, let it be somewhat grave.– George Washington

  4. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair– George Washington

  5. (Liberty) is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme– George Washington

  6. 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

  7. Perfection falls not to the share of mortals– George Washington

  8. I don’t think it’s a match-up problem. We have two of the best players around. We just didn’t execute well enough offensively.– George Washington

  9. We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God…– George Washington

  10. There is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous or contemptible and miserable as a Nation– George Washington

  11. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness– George Washington

  12. Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.– George Washington

  13. It gave us a chance to reassess what our country stands for, what our freedoms mean and what our responsibility is,– George Washington

  14. It is not the custom with me to keep money to look at– George Washington

  15. It is only after time has been given for a cool and deliberate reflection that the real voice of the people can be known– George Washington

  16. It is my most ardent desire, not only to soften the inevitable calamities of war, but even to introduce on every occasion as great a share of tenderness and humanity, as can possibly be exercised in a state of hostility

  17. Reason, too late perhaps, may convince you of the folly in misspending time.– George Washington

  18. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle– George Washington

  19. Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions…– George Washington

  20. That a national university in this country is a thing to be desired, has always been my decided opinion– George Washington

  21. Why would the president bring this up? It’s a difficult issue, may cause us to have to make a tough vote.– George Washington

  22. Without a humble imitation of the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, we can never hope to be a happy nation.– George Washington

  23. We had high expectations. We were just inconsistent.– George Washington

  24. Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.– George Washington

  25. If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.– George Washington

  26. We’d kid him sometimes that he was right there at the founding.– George Washington

  27. When a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves, and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes– George Washington

  28. The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained– George Washington

  29. Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world– George Washington

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  1. with black feathery trim — because the founding father was ”so stiff.– George Washington

  2. When you have somebody that big, you have to be able to shoot from the outside.– George Washington

  3. It is not the lowest priced goods that are always the cheapest – the quality is, or ought to be as much an object with the purchaser, as the price.– George Washington

  4. I consider it an indubitable mark of mean-spiritedness and pitiful vanity to court applause from the pen or tongue of man.– George Washington

  5. I commend you, however, for passing the time in as merry a manner as you possibly could; it is assuredly better to go laughing than crying thro’ the rough journey of life.– George Washington

  6. Leadership is not only having a vision, but also having the courage, the discipline, and the resources to get you there.– George Washington

  7. The best way to have peace is to always be prepared to fight a way.– George Washington

  8. The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations.– George Washington

  9. 99% of failures come from people who make excuses.– George Washington

  10. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God and guide this day and forever for His sake, who lay down in the grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.– George Washington

  11. Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country. – March 15, 1783– George Washington

  12. I am very glad to hear that the Gardener has saved so much of the St. foin seed, and that of the India Hemp. Make the most you can of both, by sowing them again in drills. . . Let the ground be well prepared, and the Seed (St. loin) be sown in April. The Hemp may be sown any where.– George Washington

  13. A bad war is fought with a good mind.– George Washington

  14. The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded.– George Washington

  15. Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue?– George Washington

  16. If you can’t sent money, send tobacco.– George Washington

  17. If they are good workmen, they may be of Asia, Africa, or Europe. They may be Mohometans, Jews or Christians of any Sect, or they may be Atheists.– George Washington

  18. A man’s intentions should be allowed in some respects to plead for his actions.– George Washington

  19. I am principled against this kind of traffic in the human species . . . and to disperse the families I have an aversion.– George Washington

  20. Your late purchase of an estate in the colony of Cayenne, with a view to emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity. Would to God a like spirit would diffuse itself generally into the minds of the people of this country; but I despair of seeing it.– George Washington

  21. I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.

  22. The aggregate happiness of the society, which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy, is, or ought to be, the end of all government . . . .– George Washington

  23. Among many other weighty objections to the Measure, it has been suggested, that it has a tendency to introduce religious disputes into the Army, which above all things should be avoided, and in many instances would compel men to a mode of Worship which they do not profess.– George Washington

  24. We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions…– George Washington

  25. It is our policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.– George Washington

  26. Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force…Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.– George Washington

  27. I am led to reflect how much more delightful to an undebauched mind is the task of making improvements on the earth, than all the vain glory which can be acquired from ravaging it by the most uninterrupted career of conquests.– George Washington

  28. 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.– George Washington

  29. The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion– George Washington

More Inspirational Quotes of George Washington :
  1. Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present.– George Washington

  2. An aching head and trembling limbs, which are the inevitable effects of drinking, disincline the hands from work.– George Washington

  3. I use no Porter … in my family, but such as is made in America: both these articles may now be purchased of an excellent quality.– George Washington

  4. Every post is honourable in which a man can serve his country.– George Washington

  5. Alas! Our dancing days are no more. We wish, however, all those who have a relish for so agreeable and innocent an amusement all the pleasure the season will afford them.– George Washington

  6. Freemasonry is an order whose leading star is philanthropy and whose principles inculcate an unceasing devotion to the cause of virtue and morality.– George Washington

  7. The situation of the general government, if it can be called a government, is shaken to its foundation, and liable to be overturned by every blast.– George Washington

  8. In a word, if this country can steer clear of European politics, stand firm on its bottom, and be wise and temperate in its government, it bids fair to be one of the greatest and happiest nations in the world.– George Washington

  9. Liberty, when it degrades into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful confusion.– George Washington

  10. A half-starved limping government, always moving upon crutches and tottering at every step…– George Washington

  11. So far as I am acquainted with the principles and doctrines of Freemasonry, I conceive it to be founded in benevolence and to be exercised only for the good of mankind.– George Washington

  12. Even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror.– George Washington

  13. 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

  14. One of his officers, Henry Lee, summed up contemporary public opinion of Washington: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.– George Washington

  15. Because of this ever increasing discernment of the true Mason he/she will find more efficient ways to apply brotherly love, relief and truth.– George Washington

  16. Freemasonry is an institution founded on eternal reason and truth; whose deep basis is the civilization of mankind, and whose everlasting glory it is to have the immovable support of those two mighty pillars, science and morality.– George Washington

  17. Freemasonry is founded on the immutable laws of Truth and Justice and its grand object is to promote the happiness of the human race.– George Washington

  18. One thing and only one thing a Masonic Lodge can give its members which they can get nowhere else in the world. That one thing is Masonry.– George Washington

  19. The fundamental principle of our constitution … enjoins the sense of command, duty that the will of the majority shall prevail.– George Washington

  20. It gives me real concern to observe … that you should think it necessary to distinguish between my personal and public character, and confine your esteem to the former.– George Washington

  21. As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent, it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.– George Washington

  22. Our country’s honor calls upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.– George Washington

  23. I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment– George Washington

  24. It is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends.– George Washington

  25. To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.– George Washington

  26. Honesty is always the best policy.– George Washington

  27. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.– George Washington

  28. If we desire to secure peace…it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.– George Washington

  29. Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.– George Washington

  30. You have only one way to convince others, listen to them.– George Washington

  31. There was not a member of the Constitutional Convention who had the least objection to what is contended for by the advocates for a Bill of Rights and trial by jury.– George Washington

  32. When there is no vision, there is no hope.– George Washington

  33. A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.– George Washington

  34. Without virtue, and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect, and conciliate the esteem, of the truly valuable part of mankind.– George Washington

  35. Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward.– George Washington

  36. They will avoid … those Overgrown Military establishements which … are … particularly hostile to Republican liberty.– George Washington

  37. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberty.– George Washington

  38. A lottery is the perfect tax…laid only upon the willing.– George Washington

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