The best Quotes by George Washington

The best Quotes by George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
(First US-President) - 15. Januar 1783
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.
27. August 1776 - before the Battle of Long Island
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
(First US-President) - January 8th 1790
Father of Mercies, take me to Thyself.
December 14th 1799
The injuries we have received from the British nation were so unprovoked, and have been so great and so many, that they can never be forgotten.

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The happiness of society is the end of government.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
A promise must never be broken.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Francis Scott Key - Star-Spangled Banner
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
This is America. Anyone can eat what they want, as long as they eat too much.
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 24 Episode 5
Not only are you wrong... but you are belligerently sticking to your guns and insulting me in the process. Robin Scherbatsky, you are an American.
Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 Episode 5
Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
Compassion is not a weakness. It is a gift to be embraced.
Sebastian Fairmont in First Kill - Season 1 Episode 2
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!
Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's like I used to tell my wife: "I do not apologize unless I think I'm wrong. And if you don't like it, you can leave." And I say the same thing to my current wife. And I'll say it to my next one too.
Stanley Hudson in The Office - Season 4 Episode 12
I believe in Europe. I am convinced by Europe. Not only as a heritage from the past, but as hope and a vision for the future.
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - July 2020, Speech at the European Parliament
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

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