George Washington Quotes

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

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. 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

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

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. George Washington

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

I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery. George Washington

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

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington

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

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

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