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  • Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government
    (George Washington)

  • Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Pauls Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was 'Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large.'
    (George Washington)

  • I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.
    (George Washington)

  • It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
    (George Washington)

  • 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.
    (George Washington)


  • Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
    (George Washington)

  • Why should I expect to be exempt from censure the unfailing lot of an elevated station My Heart tells me it has been my unremitted aim to do the best circumstances would permit yet, I may have been very often mistaken in my judgment of the means,
    (George Washington)

  • I die hard but am not afraid to go.
    (George Washington)

  • In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude
    (George Washington)

  • Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
    (George Washington)

  • Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters, let it be somewhat grave.
    (George Washington)

  • Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
    (George Washington)

  • I know patriotism exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on thisprinciple alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
    (George Washington)

  • Confirm thy soul in self-control.
    (George Washington)

  • Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness
    (George Washington)


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