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Inspirational George Washington Quotes

Kashmira Lad Mar 22, 2020
Here's a collection of some valuable words of wisdom from the first President of the United States―George Washington, that will enrich and enlighten you.
Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title.
―George Washington
Address to the Officers of the Virginia Regiment
Jan. 8, 1756
George Washington was the first President and also one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was appointed to his first public office in 1749.
In 1775, he was chosen to be the Commander-in-chief of the American Revolutionary Forces. He became the President of the United States in 1789, and held the post till 1797. Till date, he is known as the greatest president the US has ever had.
This compilation is bound to give you an idea of his thinking prowess and ideals he set in life. These quotes will inspire you for setting higher goals in life.

Personal Quotes

✦ When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.

✦ 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.
✦ 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.

✦ Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge 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.
✦ Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

✦ It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.

✦ It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.
✦ Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

✦ 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.
✦ 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.

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

✦ 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.

✦ It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

Political Quotes

✦ 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.

✦ A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.

✦ Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
✦ Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

✦ The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
✦ It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.

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

✦ The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
✦ Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

✦ When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
✦ I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.

✦ War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
✦ 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.

✦ To place any dependence upon militia, is, assuredly, resting upon a broken staff.
✦ 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.

✦ It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.
✦ I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.

✦ Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.

✦ The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

✦ There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy.
George Washington died on December 14, 1799, and his resting place is Washington Family Tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia.