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    Have the strength to be an honest person.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  strength 
     
    System in all things should be aimed at; for in execution it renders every thing more easy.
    — George Washington
    I never mean, unless some particular circumstances should compel it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law.
    — George Washington
    tags: law  wishes  slavery 
     
    If there was the same propensity in mankind for investigating the motives, as there is for censuring the conduct, of public characters, it would be found that the censure so freely bestowed is oftentimes unmerited and uncharitable.
    — George Washington
    tags: character  mankind 
     
    Providence has done, and I am persuaded is disposed to do, a great deal for us; but we are not to forget the fable of Jupiter and the countryman.
    — George Washington
    One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.
    — George Washington
    tags: influence  opinion 
     
    The signal instances of Providential goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.
    — George Washington
    The friendship I have conceived will not be impaired by absence; but it may be no unpleasing circumstance to brighten the chain by a renewal of the covenant.
    — George Washington
    tags: friendship 
     
    Influence is not government.
    — George Washington
    While I reiterate the professions of my dependence upon Heaven... I will observe that... no man who is profligate in his morals... can possibly be a true Christian.
    — George Washington
    We should on all Occasions avoid a general Action, or put anything to the Risque, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn.
    — George Washington
    tags: action  occasion 
     
    It is among the evils, and perhaps not the smallest, of democratical governments, that the people must feel before they will see. When this happens they are roused to action. Hence it is that those kinds of government are so slow.
    — George Washington
    It is to be lamented that great characters are seldom without a blot.
    — George Washington
    tags: character 
     
    If we mean to support the liberty and independence which has cost us so much blood and treasure to establish, we must drive far away the demon of party spirit and local reproach.
    — George Washington
    To anticipate & prevent disasterous contingencies would be the part of wisdom & patriotism.
    — George Washington
    tags: patriotism  wisdom 
     
    There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.
    — George Washington
    My brave fellows, let no sensation of satisfaction for the triumphs you have gained induce you to insult your fallen enemy. Let no shouting, no clamorous huzzaing increase their mortification. It is sufficient for us that we witness their humiliation. Posterity will huzza for us.
    — George Washington
    tags: enemies  enemy  insult 
     
    To the efficacy and permanency of your union a government for the whole is indispensable.
    — George Washington
    tags: government 
     
    Where is the man to be found who wishes to remain indebted for the defense of his own person and property to the exertions, the bravery, and the blood of others, without making one generous effort to repay the debt of honor and gratitude?
    — George Washington
    The U.S. is a Government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
    — George Washington
    tags: government 
     
    To the security of a free Constitution it [knowledge] contributes in various ways: by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights, to discern and provide against invasions of them, to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority, between burdens proceeding from a disregard to their convenience and those resulting from the inevitable exigencies of society.
    — George Washington
    For it is fixed principle with me, that whatever is done should be done well.
    — George Washington
    Be courteous to all, but personal with number of, and allow those couple be perfectly attempted ahead of you provide them with your self-assurance.
    — George Washington
    tags: personal 
     
    My own remedy is always to eat, just before I step into bed, a hot roasted onion, if I have a cold.
    — George Washington
    May Heaven to this Union continue its beneficence
    — George Washington
    tags: heaven 
     
    Offensive operations, often times, is the surest, if not the only means of defence.
    — George Washington
    tags: time 
     
    With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your later days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable. I cannot... I cannot come to each of you but shall feel obliged if each of you will come and take me by the hand.
    — George Washington
    tags: heart  gratitude  wishes 
     
    From thinking proceeds speaking; thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous!
    — George Washington
    tags: thinking 
     
    Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.
    — George Washington
    tags: heart  liberty 
     
    Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal.
    — George Washington
    The Commander in Chief directs that Divine service be performed every Sunday at 11 o'clock...It is expected that officers of all ranks will by their attendance set an example to their men.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  service  divine  example 
     
    No distance can keep anxious lovers long asunder.
    — George Washington
    tags: lover 
     
    Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns, while it is in his power, and while the mind is calm and undisturbed.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  power  mind 
     
    There came to port last Sunday night The queerest little craft, Without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked-and laughed. It seemed so curious that she Should cross the unknown water, And moor herself within my room- My daughter! O my daughter!
    — George Washington
    tags: night  craft  water 
     
    The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny meditated against them.
    — George Washington
    tags: blessing  eyes  praise 
     
    A people contending for life and liberty are seldom disposed to look with a favorable eye upon either men or measures whose passions, interests or consequences will clash with those inestimable objects.
    — George Washington
    A woman ... all beautiful and accomplished will, while her hand and heart are undisposed of, turn the heads and set the circle in which she moves on fire. Let her marry, and what is the consequence? The madness ceases and all is quiet again. Why? Not because there is any diminution in the charms of the lady, but because there is an end of hope.
    — George Washington
    Why should I expect to be exempt from censure; the unfailing lot of an elevated station? My Heart tells me it has been my unremitted aim to do the best circumstances would permit; yet, I may have been very often mistaken in my judgment of the means.
    — George Washington
    tags: heart 
     
    Being a politician makes your hair turn white.
    — George Washington
    Even the country's first president chafed at the limits placed on him by the writers of the U.S. Constitution. From the nature of the Constitution, ... I must approve all the parts of a bill, or reject it in toto.
    — George Washington
    tags: nature 
     
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