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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it


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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience
GEORGE WASHINGTON
In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washingt...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
I die hard but am not afraid to go.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass
GEORGE WASHINGTON
I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the plac...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my succe...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them you...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be ...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!
GEORGE WASHINGTON
It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them you...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Men's minds are as variant as their faces. Where the motives of their actions are pure, the operat...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence -- it is force.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppre...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in t...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in h...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of me...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Nothing can illustrate these observations more forcibly, than a recollection of the happy conjunctur...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested ...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
There is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice and depend...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures the best calculat...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviab...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Eu...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
A lottery is the perfect tax...laid only upon the willing.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to i...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed tha...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
I was sorry to see the gloomy picture which you drew of the affairs of your Country in your letter o...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise.
GEORGE WASHINGTON
with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the Brit...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
You are guilty of murder.
GEORGE WASHINGTON