George Washington

George Washington

First president of the US

Lived from: 1732-1799

Category: Politics

Quotes: George Washington

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    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
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    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
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    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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    My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
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    Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
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    Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.


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    'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
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    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
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    Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
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    Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
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    Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
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    Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
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    Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
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    Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
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