George Washington Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old George Washington quotes, George Washington sayings, and George Washington proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is better to be alone than in bad company.

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The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government     

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

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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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It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

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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.

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Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.     

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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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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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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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To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

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Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

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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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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 far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

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We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.     

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A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.

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[It] is the juvenal period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one.     

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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.     

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Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.     

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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.     

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Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

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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.     

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The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.     

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It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

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It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

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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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