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    A pack of jackasses led by a lion is superior to a pack of lions led by a jackass.
    — George Washington
    Be easy and condescending in your deportment to your officers, but not too familiar, lest you subject yourself to a want of respect, which is necessary to support a proper command.
    — George Washington
    tags: respect 
     
    It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
    — George Washington
    Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our blessed religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.
    — George Washington
    tags: divine  blessed  author  hope 
     
    Submit your sentiments with diffidence. A dictatorial style, though it may carry conviction, is always accompanied with disgust.
    — George Washington
    The thinking part of mankind do not form their judgment from events; and their equity will ever attach equal glory to those actions which deserve success, and those which have been crowned with it.
    — George Washington
    Passionate attachment to another nation produces a variety of evils... the illusion of common interests where no real common interests exist; adopting the enmities of the other; and participation in the quarrels and wars of the other without any justification. Still another evil is that such a passionate attachment gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens the facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country.
    — George Washington
    tags: evil  sacrifice  illusion  real  war 
     
    I never say anything of a man that I have the smallest scruple of saying to him.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  saying 
     
    It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.
    — George Washington
    tags: people  right  exercise 
     
    Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
    — George Washington
    The most dangerous of all false doctrines is the one seasoned with a little truth. It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
    — George Washington
    It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one; nor more desirous of atoning for a crime, when I am sensible of having committed it.
    — George Washington
    tags: crimes  people  pleasure 
     
    The most certain way to make a man your enemy is to tell him you esteem him such.
    — George Washington
    tags: enemies  men  enemy 
     
    Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish. The measure of iniquity is not yet filled; and unless we can return a little more to first principles, and act a little more upon patriotic ground, I do not know when it will...
    — George Washington
    We take the star from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty.
    — George Washington
    tags: star  liberty  mother  heaven 
     
    A people unused to restraint must be led, they will not be drove.
    — George Washington
    tags: people 
     
    To speak evil of any one, unless there is unequivocal proofs of their deserving it, is an injury for which there is no adequate reparation.
    — George Washington
    tags: evil 
     
    Nothing is too extravagant to expect from men who conceive they are ungratefully and unjustly dealt by.
    — George Washington
    tags: men 
     
    The liberality of sentiment toward each other, which marks every political and religious denomination of men in this country, stands unparalleled in the history of nations.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  religious  political 
     
    Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck't.
    — George Washington
    Men's minds are as variant as their faces. Where the motives of their actions are pure, the operation of the former is no more to be imputed to them as a crime, than the appearance of the latter; for both, being the work of nature, are alike unavoidable.
    — George Washington
    tags: crimes  nature  work  action  mind 
     
    In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest
    — George Washington
    tags: people  true  confidence 
     
    I shall not be deprived ... of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.
    — George Washington
    tags: comfort 
     
    There never was a law yet made, I conceive, that hit the taste exactly of every man, or every part of the community; of course, if this be a reason for opposition, no law can be executed at all without force, and every man or set of men will in that case cut and carve for themselves; the consequences of which must be deprecated by all classes of men, who are friends to order, and to the peace and happiness of the country.
    — George Washington
    Letters of friendship require no study.
    — George Washington
    tags: friendship 
     
    Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.
    — George Washington
    tags: power  abuse 
     
    Merit rarely goes unrewarded.
    — George Washington
    I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.
    — George Washington
    Facts may speak for themselves.
    — George Washington
    tags: facts 
     
    The alternate triumphs of different parties ... make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels.
    — George Washington
    [The spirit of party] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another.
    — George Washington
    Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any Canadian or Indian in his person or property, I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment, as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it shall not be disproportioned to its guilt, at such a time and in such a cause.
    — George Washington
    Conscience ... seldom comes to a man's aid while he is in the zenith of health and revelling in pomp and luxury upon illgotten spoils. It is generally the last act of his life, and it comes too late to be of much service to others here, or to himself hereafter.
    — George Washington
    I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the Vault in less than three days after I am dead.... Tis well.
    — George Washington
    tags: body 
     
    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of his friends, and that the most liberal professions of good will are very far from being the surest marks of it. I should be happy that my own experience had afforded fewer examples of the little dependence to be placed upon them.
    — George Washington
    It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy-this applies to public as well as private life-to States as well as individuals.
    — George Washington
    tags: honesty 
     
    ...it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws...
    — George Washington
    ..[Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt...
    — George Washington
    In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars.
    — George Washington
    tags: men  patriotism 
     
    We can not guarantee success, we can strive to deserve it.
    — George Washington
    tags: success 
     
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    george washington
    Birth    : February 22, 1732
    Death  : December 14, 1799
    Occupation  : 1st U.S. President

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