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    Worry is the intrest paid by those who borrow trouble.
    — George Washington
    tags: worries 
     
    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
    The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
    — George Washington
    If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
    — George Washington
    tags: freedom  speech 
     
    No punishment, in my opinion, is to great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country's ruin
    — 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
    — George Washington
    tags: secret  people  flowers 
     
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
    — George Washington
    tags: confidence 
     
    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
    — George Washington
    tags: freedom  speech 
     
    It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
    — George Washington
    tags: alone  bad  company 
     
    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
    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
    Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
    — George Washington
    tags: law 
     
    Speak not evil of the absent for it is unjust.
    — George Washington
    tags: evil 
     
    Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
    — George Washington
    tags: worries 
     
    Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.
    — George Washington
    tags: happiness  world  mind 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: money 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  young  war 
     
    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.
    — 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...
    — George Washington
    tags: right  america 
     
    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...
    — George Washington
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
    — George Washington
    tags: confidence 
     
    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.
    — 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
    tags: character  men  virtue  hope 
     
    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?
    — George Washington
    tags: men 
     
    The views of men can only be known, or guessed at, by their words or actions.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  action 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  men  people  power  government 
     
    Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
    — George Washington
    The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of our youth.
    — George Washington
    tags: youth  future  christian 
     
    The people must remain ever vigilant against tyrants masquerading as public servants.
    — George Washington
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: power  world 
     
    It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
    — George Washington
    tags: bad 
     
    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  virtue 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — George Washington
    tags: work  body 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: happiness  men  mystery  god  wisdom  mind 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    tags: justice  peace  harmony  faith 
     
    There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
    — George Washington
    tags: enemies  peace  enemy 
     
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    george washington
    Birth    : February 22, 1732
    Death  : December 14, 1799
    Occupation  : 1st U.S. President

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