George Washington

1732 - 1799

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

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on america, authors, cities, congress, country, day, duty, god, good, government, happiness, humility, kindness, knowledge, mankind, nations, observation, opportunity, people, practice, prayer, prosperity, providence, religio

Whereas, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and; Whereas, both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceable to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness"; Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th Day of November Next, to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, and that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; . . . to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the City of New York, the 3rd day of October, a.d. 1789.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Thanksgiving Day Proclamation October, a.d. 1789.

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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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A Quote by George Washington on desires, insults, peace, prosperity, security, and war

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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

True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on men and virtue

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on books and knowledge

I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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