George Washington Love Quotes and Sayings
Excerpt from Wikipedia: George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and served as the first President of the United States of America (1789–1797). For his central role in the formation of the United States, he is often referred to as the father of his country.
Sayings by George Washington
1. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
2. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
3. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
4. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
5. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
6. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
7. It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
8. We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
9. Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.
10. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
11. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
12. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
13. My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
14. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
15. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
16. I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
17. Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.