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    It is in vain, I perceive, to look for ease and happiness in a world of troubles.
    — George Washington
    tags: happiness  world 
     
    I wish the constitution, which is offered, had been made more perfect; but I sincerely believe it is the best that could be obtained at this time. And, as a constitutional door is opened for amendment hereafter, the adoption of it, under the present circumstances of the Union, is in my opinion desirable.
    — George Washington
    The prospect, that a good general government will in all human probability be soon established in America, affords me more substantial satisfaction; than I have ever before derived from any political event. Because there is a rational ground for believing that not only the happiness of my own countrymen, but that of mankind in general, will be promoted by it.
    — George Washington
    Let us therefore rely on the goodness of the cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.
    — George Washington
    It is easy to make acquaintances, but very difficult to shake them off, however irksome and unprofitable they are found, after we have once committed ourselves to them.
    — George Washington
    Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculated for their own good without the intervention of a coercive power.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  power  experience  adopt 
     
    It will at least be a recommendation to the proposed constitution that it is provided with more checks and barriers against the introduction of tyranny, and those of a nature less liable to be surmounted, than any government hitherto instituted among mortals hath possessed.
    — George Washington
    tags: nature  government 
     
    Good company will always be found much less expensive than bad.
    — George Washington
    tags: bad  company 
     
    A person who is anxious to be a leader of the fashion, or one of the first to follow it, will certainly appear in the eyes of judicious men to have nothing better than a frequent change of dress to recommend him to notice.
    — George Washington
    tags: fashion  men  people  eyes  leader 
     
    Smaller societies must prepare the way for greater.
    — George Washington
    tags: society 
     
    I am principled against selling negroes, as you would do cattle at a market.
    — George Washington
    No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable. ... Cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible: avoiding occasions of expence (and) avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt ... not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burthen which we ourselves ought to bear.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  occasion 
     
    Let me ... warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party.
    — George Washington
    tags: spirit 
     
    Unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful abode for an Ocean of difficulties
    — George Washington
    tags: ocean  care 
     
    I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree.
    — George Washington
    tags: lies 
     
    I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the state, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally.
    — George Washington
    tags: danger  spirit 
     
    We must take care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, in a respectable defensive posture.
    — George Washington
    tags: care 
     
    I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.
    — George Washington
    In disputes, be not so desirous to overcome as to not give liberty to each one to deliver his opinion and submit to the judgment of the major part, especially if they are judges of the dispute.
    — George Washington
    tags: opinion  liberty 
     
    I have never been a communicant.
    — George Washington
    Give not advice without being asked, and when desired, do it briefly.
    — George Washington
    tags: advice 
     
    A part of the plan for creating discord, is, I perceive, to make me say things of others, and others of me, wch. have no foundation in truth. The first, in many instances I know to be the case; and the second I believe to be so; but truth or falsehood is immaterial to them, provided their objects are promoted.
    — George Washington
    tags: truth  believe 
     
    I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.
    — George Washington
    [The adoption of the Constitution] will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.
    — George Washington
    tags: human 
     
    ... the benefit arising from moderate use of strong Liquor have been experienced in all Armies, and are not to be disputed.
    — George Washington
    tags: strong 
     
    My manner of living is plain and I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready.
    — George Washington
    tags: living 
     
    My opinion with respect to immigration is, that except of useful mechanics and some particular description of men and professions, there is no use of encouragement.
    — George Washington
    Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them
    — George Washington
    tags: human  body  politics  spirit  money 
     
    My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome. Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it.
    — George Washington
    tags: living 
     
    When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.
    — George Washington
    tags: men 
     
    My ardent desire is... to keep the United States free from political connexions with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none.
    — George Washington
    It exists under different shapes in all Governments...but in those of the popular form it is seen in its greatest rankness and is truly their worst enemy.
    — George Washington
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    I am not only retired from all public employments, but I am retiring within myself, and shall be able to view the solitary walk and tread the paths of private life with heartfelt satisfaction.
    — George Washington
    tags: path 
     
    The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations.
    — George Washington
    In the composition of the human frame there is a good deal of inflammable matter, however dormant it may lie for a time.
    — George Washington
    tags: time  lies  human 
     
    It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being Who rules over the universe, Who presides in the councils of nations, and Whose providential aids can supply every human defect...
    — George Washington
    tags: human  rules  universe 
     
    It rarely happens otherwise than that a thorough-faced coquette dies in celibacy, as a punishment for her attempts to mislead others, by encouraging looks, words, or actions, given for no other purpose than to draw men on to make overtures that they may be rejected.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  action  die  punishment 
     
    Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject.
    — George Washington
    tags: master 
     
    The whole duty of man is summed up in obedience to God's will.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  god 
     
    To acknowledge the receipt of letters is always proper, to remove doubts of their miscarriage.
    — George Washington
    tags: doubt 
     
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    george washington
    Birth    : February 22, 1732
    Death  : December 14, 1799
    Occupation  : 1st U.S. President

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