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    The reflection upon my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  sleep  reflection 
     
    What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.
    — George Washington
    tags: jesus  christ  school  learn  american 
     
    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
    — George Washington
    tags: patriotism 
     
    One's god dictates the kind of law one implements and also controls the application and development of that law over time. Given enough time, all non-Christian systems of law self-destruct in a fit of tyranny.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  development  law  control  god 
     
    Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
    — George Washington
    tags: growth  liberty 
     
    Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.
    — George Washington
    We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  trust 
     
    Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
    — George Washington
    tags: truth  pain 
     
    the harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
    — George Washington
    tags: conflict 
     
    If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.
    — George Washington
    tags: wise 
     
    They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in... It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America.
    — George Washington
    Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
    — George Washington
    The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
    — George Washington
    Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do-then do it with all your strength.
    — George Washington
    tags: god  strength 
     
    A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
    — George Washington
    It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.
    — George Washington
    tags: night 
     
    We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.
    — George Washington
    tags: character  people 
     
    To expect ... the same service from raw and undisciplined recruits, as from veteran soldiers, is to expect what never did and perhaps never will happen. Men, who are familiarized to danger, meet it without shrinking; whereas troops unused to service often apprehend danger where no danger is.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  service  danger 
     
    Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.
    — George Washington
    A free people ought...to be armed
    — George Washington
    tags: people 
     
    When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.
    — George Washington
    tags: human  mind  stories 
     
    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
    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
    tags: desires  time  peace  powerful  war  insult 
     
    The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
    — George Washington
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  men  american 
     
    Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man
    — George Washington
    tags: men  noble 
     
    It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God.
    — George Washington
    tags: god 
     
    Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
    — George Washington
    tags: soul  discipline  success 
     
    A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  strength 
     
    But if we are to be told by a foreign Power . . . what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.
    — George Washington
    I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping.
    — George Washington
    tags: god  holy  protection 
     
    Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
    — George Washington
    tags: america  example 
     
    Discipline is the soul of an army.
    — George Washington
    tags: soul  discipline 
     
    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.
    — George Washington
    I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to 'Anarchy' or 'Despotism'.
    — George Washington
    tags: freedom  anarchy  pray  america 
     
    Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  alone  bad  company  quality 
     
    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
    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
    The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.
    — George Washington
    tags: government 
     
    We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens, and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support.
    — George Washington
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