Inspirational George Washington Quotes

Inspirational George Washington Quotes
George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was unanimously elected President by the electors in both the 1788–89 and 1792 elections.
He is generally regarded as the “Father of his country”.

Below is a list of Inspirational George Washington Quotes.

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

“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.”
― George Washington

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
― George Washington

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
― 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

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
― 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

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

“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”
― 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

“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

“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
― George Washington

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

“A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.”
― 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

“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

“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.”
― 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

“Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
― George Washington

“The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.”
― George Washington

“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”
― 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 conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.”
― George Washington

“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.”
― George Washington

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  1. General Washington’s pithy sayings are quite wise. His actions leading up to and including the American Revolution were less so. I like his sayings.

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  2. “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. ” A timeless observation, the truth of which we can observe every week on TV.

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