Home >> Quotes & Sayings >>

George Washington Quotes (182 Quotes)


Find George Washington books & products @ Amazon


  • I am once more seated under my own vine and fig tree ... and hope to spend the remainder of my days in peaceful retirement, making political pursuits yield to the more rational amusement of cultivating the earth.
    (George Washington)

  • My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
    (George Washington)

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

  • In the Enlightened Age and in this Land of equal Liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the Unite
    (George Washington)

  • In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washington spoke about the importance of morality to the country's well-being Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.... Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue.
    (George Washington)


  • My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its conseq
    (George Washington)

  • 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.
    (George Washington)

  • far worse than were Congress to enact no measure at all.
    (George Washington)

  • Undertake not what you can not perform, but be careful to keep your promises.
    (George Washington)

  • While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to Him only in this case they are answerable
    (George Washington)

  • with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren.
    (George Washington)

  • May the Father of All Mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths and, make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy
    (George Washington)

  • The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.
    (George Washington)

  • I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.
    (George Washington)

  • A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
    (George Washington)


    Related Authors




Pg 4/131...23456...10...Last