George Washington

1732 - 1799

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.

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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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A Quote by George Washington on execution, feeling, and government

I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.

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A Quote by George Washington on eternity, expectation, heaven, nations, order, persuasion, and rules

WE OUGHT TO BE PERSUADED THAT THE PROPITIOUS SMILES OF HEAVEN CAN NEVER BE EXPECTED ON A NATION THAT DISREGARDS THE ETERNAL RULES OF ORDER AND RIGHT WHICH HEAVEN ITSELF HAS ORDAINED.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on peace and war

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One of his officers, Henry Lee, summed up contemporary public opinion of Washington: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.

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A Quote by George Washington on freedom, silence, and speech

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

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A Quote by George Washington on errors, experience, past, and purpose

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.

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