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    One of the difficulties in bringing about change in an organization is that you must do so through the persons who have been most successful in that organization, no matter how faulty the system or the organization is. To such persons, you see, it is the best of all possible organizations, because look who was selected by it ad look who succeeded most in it. Yet, these are the very people through whom we must bring about improvements.
    — George Washington
    The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people.
    — George Washington
    The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
    — George Washington
    tags: power  war 
     
    In the appointments to the great offices of the government, my aim has been to combine geographical situation, and sometimes other considerations, with abilities and fitness of known characters.
    — George Washington
    It's only natural for unbridled partisanship, unrestrained by allegiance to a greater cause, to lead to chaos.
    — George Washington
    tags: chaos 
     
    My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
    — George Washington
    tags: people 
     
    My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.
    — George Washington
    tags: women  beautiful  mother 
     
    Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it?
    — 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
    The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
    — George Washington
    tags: hatred 
     
    Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths . . . ?
    — George Washington
    Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive.
    — George Washington
    Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness - these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.
    — George Washington
    The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world.
    — George Washington
    I can never think of promoting my convenience at the expense of a friend's interest and inclination.
    — George Washington
    tags: friends 
     
    We ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.
    — George Washington
    tags: political  mind 
     
    The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.
    — George Washington
    tags: human  mankind  lover 
     
    The power under the Constitution will always be in the people.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  power 
     
    Almighty and eternal Lord God, the great Creator of heaven and earth, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; look down from heaven in pity and compassion upon me thy servant, who humbly prostrate myself before thee.
    — George Washington
    To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.
    — George Washington
    tags: happiness  human  mankind  race 
     
    Laws or ordinances unobserved, or partially attended to, had better never have been made.
    — George Washington
    tags: law 
     
    A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.
    — George Washington
    Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature; and in all cases of passion admit reason to govern.
    — George Washington
    tags: envy  passion 
     
    Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge 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
    I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.
    — George Washington
    The executive branch of this government never has, nor will suffer, while I preside, any improper conduct of its officers to escape with impunity.
    — George Washington
    tags: government 
     
    No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.
    — George Washington
    The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  power  wishes 
     
    True 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
    The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
    — George Washington
    tags: character  people 
     
    The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
    — George Washington
    My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
    — George Washington
    tags: earth  mankind  wishes  war 
     
    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
    — George Washington
    tags: power  liberty 
     
    Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
    — George Washington
    tags: heart 
     
    Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
    — George Washington
    Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  business 
     
    I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
    — George Washington
    tags: honor 
     
    No people can be bound to acknowledge the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the united States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency
    — George Washington
    tags: character  men  people 
     
    The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  live  trust  right  christian  liberty  hope 
     
    Providence has at all times been my only dependence, for all other resources seemed to have failed us.
    — George Washington
    tags: time 
     
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    george washington
    Birth    : February 22, 1732
    Death  : December 14, 1799
    Occupation  : 1st U.S. President

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