George Washington Quotes (182 Quotes)


    War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

    Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

    Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice It is our true policy to st.

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

    The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.


    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.

    The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn. --George Washington.

    She said she learned at an early age who were the good guys and who were the bad guys and who was going to pick on the weak. ... Sometimes its the people with the most power who are abusing it.

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

    It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional Spheres avoiding in the exercise of the Powers o.

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

    This is the HOV lane of litigation compared to IBM, ... The appeals process could go on for two years. Then there would be a question whether a remedy imposed today would make sense in the middle of 2002. The rate of technological change puts a lot of pressure on the joints of traditional antitrust litigation.


    The ambassador added that the US was not against the Taliban, per se (and) was not out to destroy the Taliban,

    Without a humble imitation of the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, we can never hope to be a happy nation.

    The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.

    If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

    Katrina has prompted Bush to make vaulting promises. As we clear away the debris of a hurricane, let us also clear away the legacy of inequality, ... what a lot of Americans saw was ... some poverty that they had never imagined before, and we need to address that.

    Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

    Whereas, it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and Whereas, both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee,

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

    When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us through the Revolution, in preparing us for the reception of a general government, and in conciliating the good will of the People of America towards one


    Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

    My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements and exercising them for the destruction of mankind

    The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

    well over an hour here . . . while the (Republican) leadership variously cajoled, bribed, browbeat, et cetera, a few Republicans who wanted to have it both ways - who wanted to give people the impression they were opposed to (the Central American Free Trade Agreement) while they were ready to cave in for sufficient inducement.

    It is the peculiar boast of our country, that her happiness is alone dependent on the collective wisdom and virtue of her citizens, and rests not on the exertions of any individual

    A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.

    Compared with the previous occasion when Judge Jackson heard oral argument on the facts in September 1999, he played more of an active role in the courtroom today, ... He asked a lot of questions, which revealed that he is still thinking quite a bit about the part of the opinion that deals with tying.


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