Home >> Quotes & Sayings >>

George Washington Quotes >>
(About Congress, God, Government)

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.'

More Quotes from George Washington:

The company in which you will improve most will be least expensive to you
George Washington

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
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

I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.
George Washington

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

In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
George Washington

Browse All: George Washington Quotations

Buy George Washington books and products @ Amazon

Readers Who Like This Quotation Also Like:

Based on Topics: Congress Quotes, God Quotes, Government Quotes

Based on Keywords: brotherly, fellow-citizens, inaugural, incline, pauls, subordination