George Washington

1732 - 1799

A Quote by George Washington on america, community, government, hope, justice, liberals, mankind, and nations

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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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.

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A Quote by George Washington on death

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I die hard but am not afraid to go.

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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.

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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 men and virtue

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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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.

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A Quote by George Washington on duty, government, ideas, individuality, people, and power

The very idea of the power and right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.

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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.

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