George Washington

1732 - 1799

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)

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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.

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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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A Quote by George Washington on confidence

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on army, discipline, soul, success, and weakness

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

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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.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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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)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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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.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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