George Washington

1732 - 1799

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.

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A Quote by George Washington on army, discipline, service, and superiority

Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another.

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A Quote by George Washington on affliction and heart

Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on force, government, and elightenment

In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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A Quote by George Washington on friendship, growth, and plants

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.

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A Quote by George Washington on army, blessings, fashion, foolishness, heaven, hope, insults, men, order, practice, reflection, and vices

When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing, he immediately sent out the following order: The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing - a vice little known heretofore in the American army - is growing into fashion. Let the men and officers reflect "that we can not hope for the blessing of heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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