Top 10 George Washington Quotes


A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.
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Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
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Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
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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.
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An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass.
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I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment.
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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. 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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Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
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