George Washington

1732 - 1799

A Quote by George Washington on army, discipline, soul, success, and weakness

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on character, honesty, hope, and virtue

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

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A Quote by George Washington on careers, earth, glory, mind, and reflection

I am led to reflect how much more delightful to an undebauched mind, is the task of making improvements on the earth, than all the vain glory which can be acquired from ravaging it, by the most uninterrupted career of conquests.

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A Quote by George Washington on earth, hope, peace, politics, retirement, and yielding

I am once more seated under my own vine and fig tree . . . and hope to spend the remainder of my days in peaceful retirement, making political pursuits yield to the more rational amusement of cultivating the earth.

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A Quote by George Washington on education, life, motherhood, and success

I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother.

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A Quote by George Washington on country, failure, honor, and world

Our country's honor calls upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.

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A Quote by George Washington on peace, preparation, and war

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Speech to both Houses of Congress, Jan. 8, 1790.

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A Quote by George Washington on affection, america, brevity, church, citizenship, congress, divinity, god, government, love, obedience, prayer, presidency, and spirit

Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Paul's Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was: "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Following His Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Washington on caution, country, habits, morality, nations, politics, preparation, presidency, prosperity, providence, religion, and virtue

In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washington spoke about the importance of morality to the country's well-being: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. . . . Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1993, pp. 794-95

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A Quote by George Washington on errors and glory

To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.

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