George Washington

1732 - 1799

A Quote by George Washington on conscience

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,-conscience.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Rule from the Copy-book of Washington when a schoolboy.

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A Quote by George Washington on admiration, army, fidelity, kindness, patience, rest, soldiers, and suffering

One of George Washington's main concerns was to make sure that his soldiers had adequate supplies of meat: A part of the army has been a week without any kind of flesh, and the rest three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery, that they have not been ere this excited by their suffering to a general mutiny and dispersion.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on clarity and world

'T is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: His Farewell Address.

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A Quote by George Washington on reason and time

Reason, too late perhaps, may convince you of the folly of misspending time.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on america, citizenship, confidence, congress, constitution, country, execution, government, honor, judgment, justice, people, presidency, punishment, and present

President Washington's second oath of office was taken in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia on March 4, the date fixed by the Continental Congress for inaugurations. Before an assembly of Congressmen, Cabinet officers, judges of the federal and district courts, foreign officials, and a small gathering of Philadelphians, the President offered the shortest inaugural address ever given. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court William Cushing administered the oath of office. Fellow Citizens: I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate. When the occasion proper for it shall arrive, I shall endeavor to express the high sense I entertain of this distinguished honor, and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the people of united America. Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office. This oath I am now about to take, and in your presence: That if it shall be found during my administration of the Government I have in any instance violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions thereof, I may (besides incurring constitutional punishment) be subject to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Washington's Second Inaugural Speech

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A Quote by George Washington on promises

Undertake not what you can not perform, but be careful to keep your promises.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on death

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I die hard but am not afraid to go.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on beginning, growth, liberty, and plants

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on destiny, government, liberty, people, and sacred

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered . . . deeply, . . . finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Washington on government, liberty, and military

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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