george washington Quotes

Worry is the intrest paid by those who borrow trouble.
tags: worries
— 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.
tags: happiness literature
— George Washington
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
tags: christian government
— George Washington
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
tags: freedom speech
— George Washington
No punishment, in my opinion, is to great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country's ruin
tags: men greatness opinion punishment
— George Washington
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough
tags: secret people flowers
— George Washington
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
tags: confidence
— George Washington
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
tags: freedom speech
— George Washington
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
tags: alone bad company
— 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.
tags: friendship growth adversity
— George Washington
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.
tags: christianity church worship heaven
— George Washington
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
tags: law
— George Washington
Speak not evil of the absent for it is unjust.
tags: evil
— George Washington
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
tags: worries
— George Washington
Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.
tags: happiness world mind
— George Washington
Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.
tags: money
— George Washington
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
tags: people young war
— George Washington
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
tags: character christian patriot
— George Washington
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges...
tags: right america
— George Washington
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter...
tags: law anarchy confusion government majority
— George Washington
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
tags: confidence
— George Washington
I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.
tags: people believe alone divine god revolution
— 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.
tags: character men virtue hope
— George Washington
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
— George Washington
Where are our Men of abilities? Why do they not come forth to save their Country?
tags: men
— George Washington
The views of men can only be known, or guessed at, by their words or actions.
tags: men action
— George Washington
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
tags: time men people power government
— George Washington
Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
tags: politics patriotism american
— George Washington
The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth.
tags: youth future christian
— George Washington
The people must remain ever vigilant against tyrants masquerading as public servants.
tags: people
— George Washington
What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world.
tags: power world
— George Washington
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
tags: bad
— George Washington
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
tags: men virtue
— George Washington
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.
— George Washington
I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.
tags: men alone conscience opinion god religious
— George Washington
Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.
tags: work body
— George Washington
The finite mind of man can never grasp the mysteries of the infinite. It is the highest wisdom, as it is our great happiness, to accept our limitations, to use what we have, and leave the rest to God.
tags: happiness men mystery god wisdom mind
— George Washington
It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.
— George Washington
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
tags: justice peace harmony faith
— George Washington
There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
tags: enemies peace enemy
— George Washington
george washington
Birth    : February 22, 1732
Death  : December 14, 1799
Occupation  : 1st U.S. President

Related Authors

Former U.S. Representative
35th U.S. President
Former First Lady of the United States
44th U.S. President
31st U.S. President
American Political leader
Former Vice President of the United States
Former United States Representative
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
United States Secretary of State
Former First Lady of the United States
Former United States Representative