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    To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny
    — George Washington
    The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism . . .
    — George Washington
    The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.
    — George Washington
    tags: live  moment  real 
     
    Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition...or caprice?
    — George Washington
    tags: peace 
     
    Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
    — George Washington
    Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
    — George Washington
    Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one.
    — George Washington
    tags: nature  mankind  god  imagine 
     
    Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
    — George Washington
    There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  consequence 
     
    A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils
    — George Washington
    tags: evil 
     
    I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.
    — George Washington
    We must consult our means rather than our wishes.
    — George Washington
    tags: wishes 
     
    To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
    — George Washington
    tags: peace  war 
     
    A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.
    — George Washington
    tags: women  fools 
     
    Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.
    — George Washington
    I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.
    — George Washington
    tags: book 
     
    Peace with all the world is my sincere wish. I am sure it is our true policy, and am persuaded it is the ardent desire of the government.
    — George Washington
    Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
    — George Washington
    tags: morality 
     
    Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother.
    — George Washington
    tags: society  virtue 
     
    I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.
    — George Washington
    tags: honesty 
     
    There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
    — George Washington
    I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.
    — George Washington
    tags: mankind 
     
    To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
    — George Washington
    To point out the importance of circumspection in your conduct, it may be proper to observe that a good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.
    — George Washington
    tags: character  men  age  morals 
     
    Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.
    — George Washington
    tags: heart  liberty 
     
    What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal and fallacious.
    — George Washington
    tags: liberty 
     
    All I am, I owe to my mother.
    — George Washington
    tags: mother 
     
    It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.
    — George Washington
    tags: men 
     
    Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, laws, under no form of government, are better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind.
    — George Washington
    I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
    — George Washington
    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
    — George Washington
    Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
    — George Washington
    tags: soul  sin  black 
     
    The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
    — George Washington
    Serious misfortunes, originating in misrepresentation, frequently flow and spread before they can be dissipated by truth.
    — George Washington
    tags: truth 
     
    Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest.
    — George Washington
    tags: people 
     
    [It] is the juvenal period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one.
    — George Washington
    tags: friendship 
     
    At this auspicious period, the United States came into existence as a Nation; and if their Citizens should not be completely free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.
    — George Washington
    tags: existence 
     
    I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.
    — George Washington
    No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.
    — George Washington
    tags: tax 
     
    My anxious recollections, my sympathetic feeling, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom.
    — George Washington
    tags: freedom  wishes 
     
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