George Washington

1732 - 1799

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.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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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 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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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